No, I haven’t made a spelling mistake in the title of my post. Due to having shifted over to the more mobile friendly Gutenberg editor, it’s no longer possible to display haiku the old way. As you’ll see with my last few haiku posts, I’ve had to display my words as a caption to the photo, which means the font is far too small. When I tried it as separate text, all the words jumped into one line on publication.
Rather than persevere with a less than perfect solution to the problem, I’ve decided that the post celebrating my 200th week of Monday morning haiku was my last. Instead, I’m going to post a haiga on Mondays, which is the name for a haiku integrated into a photo.
Back in the days of the Japanese masters, haiga were paintings but, as my photographs are better than my paintings and my haiga quicker to produce with the help of Gimp (GNU image manipulation programme), please forgive me if I don’t go down the purist’s route.
To mark this special occasion, here are the three haiku and accompanying images to have earned the highest number of likes since the 100th week celebration.
Night Dog (53 likes)
Bird Truce (39 likes)
Tulips (2) (39 likes)
This is my last post until the beginning of November, as I need to take a month off from blogging to concentrate on doing an intensive edit of the offbeat satirical novel I began in National Novel Writing Month 2017.
To keep me focused upon achieving my goal, I’ve agreed to do a beta-reading swap with two other novelists in November.
I’ll try to visit as many of your blogs as I can before the end of October.