Sunday, January 28, 2007


i submitted this haiku to haikuworld's January 2007 Kukai (Free Format Entry). Guess it didn't do too well. It shared 19th place with 16 others, with just one vote. Thanks to the person who gave me that vote. And the winning entries are really good. Congrats to the winners!

Hmm, I think the image I drew is nicer than the haiku. :)

image by dsnake1


thirty-eight degrees
troops goose-stepping in hobnails
across my brain

January 2007

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Blogger polona said...

don't give up, dsnake. i think you have the talent.

haiku is about show, don't tell, using image to express feeling. no room for musings or opinions, put ego to the background...
usually works best with two images juxtaposed to convey the message...

oh, and i love the image.

28 January, 2007 02:38  
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28 January, 2007 02:59  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

That picture is great and what you write is currently my state of mind!

28 January, 2007 03:02  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

well I like it -- didn't know about this worldhaiku thing.

28 January, 2007 14:55  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Fantastic sketch!!! 19th out of how many places??

28 January, 2007 21:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks for the pointers. i have a lot to learn. i think i will try the next one too. :)

thank you!
feeling better already?

i think you will find this competition interesting. you can check it out here

28 January, 2007 21:52  
Blogger floots said...

i like both the image and the words

28 January, 2007 22:46  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey pat, you must be posting while i was typing! :)

i like the sketch too.
Er, it was 19 / 20. :D

28 January, 2007 22:47  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

while i was replying to Pat, you came in too! what a busy day!

thank you, my friend.

28 January, 2007 22:51  
Anonymous GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

Hey Dsnake,
There are always rejections for every type of art from writing to art. As you may have noticed, I'm also a visual artist. I'm proud that my artwork has been accepted into many juried shows and some galleries, but I was and *still am* , rejected from shows. That's the downside of the subjective and opinion-oriented aspects of the arts (writing, music, visual art, etc.) Congratulations for trying and entering! Too many people do not even try, so hats off to you. :)

Personally, I like the 2nd line of your haiku alot. That "goose-stepping" evokes such a clear and interesting image in my mind.
I also like the softness of your artwork.

29 January, 2007 14:05  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

I thought the haiku and the drawing were excellent....sorry I havent been visiting, hit by two waves of floods.....check out my latest at still in the process of making, I will link your blog there

29 January, 2007 20:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi GEL,
it's nice to hear from you! that's art, it's subjective. some days it looks good, some days, it don't :)

i'm not disappointed or dejected by the poor showing. There's always rejections, esp. in arts. in an experiment, one of Charles Bukowski's poems was rejected by not one, but 5 literary e-zines. :)

coming from a visual artist, (and the lovely people who had commented earlier) the comment about my artwork really brightens the day (or is it night?) :)

29 January, 2007 20:37  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi plus!
you came in while i was replying to GEL.

sorry to hear about your difficult times during the floods. hope everything is fine now.

and i see that you still managed to post a very good poem. :)

i will link to your new blog too. :)

29 January, 2007 20:46  
Blogger magiceye said...

oh seems like an attack of migraine!

wonderful imagery!!

29 January, 2007 22:59  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Its true do not give time sread the work in the blog so we can vote for u..I did not know about it

30 January, 2007 16:58  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey magiceye,
thank you.
i was thinking along the lines of a fever but migraine is ok too. :)

hi nasra,
thanks for visiting. i am afraid it's not possible because only the participating poets get to vote. :)

30 January, 2007 23:04  
Anonymous GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

Hi Dsnake,
I can't find an email address or I'd use that...
I've linked to you for a while if you desire to link back to me. If not, I don't mind. The only reason I mention it, is because I think you used to have my link up when you were reading my poetry blog "Silken Threads" or "Irrepressible Secrets" where I posted using the SilvermOOn name. I dropped using that pseudonym. So, I'm that same woman.

I "met" you via Bluesky Liz many moons ago when your blog looked different than it does now although you used the same distinctive profile photo. :)

31 January, 2007 11:58  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi GEL,
i will be most glad to link to you, and i have just added your new blog.
yeah, i have visited when you were posting as SilvermOOn. it was a joy to read your posts then, and it is still a joy now.

i have also added an email link on my blog page, in case u guys want to contact me. hope the link works. LOL.

"your little red friend" :)

31 January, 2007 20:13  
Anonymous alson said...

Huh? What little red friend?

01 February, 2007 00:56  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

alson, alson,
didn't you notice my nice little profile photo?

anyway, coming from our little red dot of a country, aren't we all little red friends? (actually i think one of my blogger friends called me that first.)

01 February, 2007 22:11  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Hi, I am stting up another site at Multiply, I would like to feature you there, I am only linking a select few, not anybody who write verse, please give me a short 10 lines write up about yourself which I can use in the "desciption" column, meanwhile click here to check it out, please reply to

06 February, 2007 22:04  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi plus,
thank you!
i have sent you a mail regarding my profile, please feel free to edit if need to.

i have posted a comment in your new site, but it seemed to have disappeared. :)

07 February, 2007 21:26  

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