A haiga for Colleen’s tanka Tuesday words, hobby and play. There is a long tradition of baseball haiku, both in Japan and America.
I first thought of Rickey Henderson when I considered sketching a base stealer, but then I discovered that Jackie Robinson was the major league leader in steals of home in the modern era–he did it 19 times–so I used photos of him as my inspiration. Just one small part of his extraordinary legacy.
This second haiga is for Frank Tassone’s challenge of swallows. When Ken at rivrvlogr posted his response, it reminded me that the place I see swallows in NYC is at the ball park–clearly stadiums have good nesting places. And always plenty of dreams.
I’m definitely out of practice with my sketching, and I forgot how difficult it is to draw catchers. But Opening Day is just around the corner…
To answer with love–
fragments pieced together like
a mystery solved
Colleen’s prompt this week was to write a love poem. There are some wonderful poets of love here on WordPress (you know who you are) but that is definitely outside my comfort zone. Still, I will certainly be sending some Valentines, and so I wrote a poem for the intended recipients.
As Colleen has introduced haiga as a form for her #Tanka Tuesday, I decided to integrate my words and art this week as well.
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