Sunday, March 11, 2007


This is my entry for Haikuworld's February kukai in the free format category. The theme was "dreary".

Yes, dreary is my result. One vote again, 17th place out of 18. Guess I'm not cut out for this haiku thing. But hey, March kukai, here I come! And yes, I think the drawing is nicer than the poem. :)

image by dsnake1


flag-draped casket
finding words to comfort
fallen soldier's kin.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow......I can hardly image the extent to which some talented people can make such good Illustrations. Is it computer generated or 'MAGIC OF THE PENCIL'.

11 March, 2007 07:49  
Blogger floots said...

certainly not dreary
(love those boots too)

11 March, 2007 11:41  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi addicted to your blog,
it's magic of the pencil, with a little help from the computer. :)

it's a pencil drawing on art paper.

11 March, 2007 20:00  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

May have been the subject matter more than the poem. Can't say much on haiku, I definitely have problems writing them.

11 March, 2007 22:40  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really like it -- I'd vote for it. :)
I never put one in those -- I'm too lazy to do it. I would probably come in last, anyway. :)

12 March, 2007 12:13  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks, pat.
looks like i have problems with it too. :)

no way you can come in last! i've read your haikus and tankas, and i like what i read. that's class oozing out of every line .. :)

12 March, 2007 22:25  
Blogger magiceye said...


12 March, 2007 23:44  
Blogger polona said...

hi dsnake
the haiku is quite good but perhaps dreariness doesn't come across as it should... small things matter when voting in the kukai and the final selection is usually very difficult...
don't give up, you'll make it one day ;)
love the sketch, though

13 March, 2007 04:20  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I love your sketches. I think I will go back to sketching. 20 years since I did that.

14 March, 2007 22:15  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi polona,
thanks for your encouragements. hope my next one gets more than a vote. :)

the sketch, magic of the pencil?

thanks. couldn't go around visiting as much as i like these few days.

hi gautami,
that's a good idea, please show us your works, i'm sure they are good too.

i like sketching, it usually don't take up too much of the time, and i think sketches, esp pencil or ink, are perfect for the web. This is not to say that oils or water colours are not suitable. that's just my opinion. :)

15 March, 2007 20:04  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

o.k., it's been long enough --- write more! :)

18 March, 2007 13:48  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

sorry, andrew.

just posted one. :)

18 March, 2007 23:57  

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