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Monday, September 19, 2011

One Day You're In, The Next Day You're Out

This is one of my haiku and photo combinations that hasn't made it into my calendar. I love the image (taken at the entrance to Tauranga's Mission Cemetery in June this year) and the haiku - but found the pairing to be over illustrated, with not enough for the mind and eye to ponder.

Haiku first published in Presence #40 (Jan, 2010)

This haiku is now matched with another of my images taken around a similar time (just at the end of autumn). It still features a gate but it doesn't dominate the shot leaving room for the haiku to breath and the senses to expand. (Please click on the photo to see a larger image.)


  1. Both are lovely- but you are right. I would love to see the new pairing!

  2. Teri - you can now see it here: http://kirstencliffwrites.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/first-frost.html
    Hope you like it! (Don't forget to click on the image to enlarge it.)