13 February 2008

Rhyme



The word prompt for my fiber postcard group this month is "rhyme". I had a plan for this piece that went awry. I started out with a haiku by Basho, a 17th century Japanese poet:

How reluctantly
the bee emerges from the deep
within the peony


then it drifted into a pun, 2 bee, my bee turned out to be a wasp, and there's no rhyme in sight. I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I like it anyway.

Today's incongruity: shoveling three inches of snow in the pouring rain. I'm talking cats and dogs, literal buckets of rain. I couldn't have been more wet if I had taken a shower fully clothed. The driveway's clear though. Gotta love February.

8 comments:

judy coates perez said...

I like this a lot. great example for good composition!

melanie said...

The writing teacher in me leaps to point out that "green" and "bee" are half rhymes. And how subtly you managed that...
;-)

Wyanne said...

Wow...that is really beautiful. Love the colors and your composition. Best wishes. Love, Wyanne

lila said...

I love the haiku! Your fabric post card makes it more fun!

Natalya said...

i like it a lot!

Vivien said...

I like this and the pun aspect of it. And, if you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have known that the wasp wasn't a bee.

Plain Jane said...

lovely......
and eek, rain and snow!!!

Samantha said...

I am so, so glad you used a Basho haiku! :)