Friday, July 14, 2006
Imaging Resource's Digital Photography Newsletter stumbled upon Abigail Friedman's The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan:
"Why that appealed to us, we can't say. But we took it home and actually read right through it. We learned about the large amateur interest in haiku, the many sources of information (Web sites, magazines, TV shows) for practitioners, how the short poems rely on images and a few words that evoke specific times of the year, how the poems are shared and what a nice diversion from the pressures of work and joys of family life it was to create them. Ultimately, she wrote, they helped develop her own eye for the world.
"Now just reread that paragraph substituting digital photography for haiku and you'll see the same light bulb flash over your head that we did."