Photos and Haiku

Mother and daughter collaborate

EyeSeeLight takes and edits photos on her iphone. They are taken and edited with love and light. Her mother, Mo, writes haiku poems to accompany these photos. Images and words make for a harmonious artistic collaboration. (Haikus are poems of three lines, seventeen syllables; five in the first line; seven, second; five, third.)

Pale watery sun
washes through winter forest...
Come back sun. Come soon.
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Climb aboard Ghost Boat
if you dare this Halloween;
dance with the haunted.
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Walk to the smack end.
Then what? Gaze into those clouds.
Jump into the lake.
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Lonely little star
so purple, stalwart, lovely
blooming on gray pond.
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Know that you are light,
a light to the world. This is
true, despite your doubts.
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Beach sinks into blue
as the sun-drenched day retires.
I wait for white moon.
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Sailing in the rain,
what a wonderful feeling --
sailing in the rain.
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Turtle wants to cross
the road -- meets the family.
Beware those teeth, Dad.
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Jellyfishes dance
an ethereal ballet.
Watch out for that sting.
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Father remembers
the boy he once was; son wants
to be just like him.
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Hi, little hopper.
I can hop really far, too.
Want to see how far?
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I love you Daddy.
You are just the right height for
me to look up to.
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Cotton candy clouds
float like pieces of the Zen,
peace we don't yet know.
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Lacy limbs and sky
create a sacred window
into Mother Earth.

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Cubicled workers
look up to see a rainbow
arching the city.
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They call me Scruffy.
Hah! They have puny smellers -
mine is exquisite.

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Hey, Tuxedo Man!
Hey, big guy wearing a shell!
Wanna become friends?
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Clouds full of water
lumbering over the lake.
Sailors are grounded.

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Between sky and lake,
Defy Newton and hang free.
Don't empty the lake.
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Fly with the wind, boy.
Sail with joyous heart pounding.
Go into the wind.
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Shadow woman pops
into my photo; she has
something to tell me.

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Heavens look painted
by Chagall or Monet -- stained
glass windows of sky.


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When everything's dark,
the moon shows her lovely face,
hope for the morning.

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Do you see the eye?
Do you see the baby chick?
Magic of the lens.
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Turn around, pretty girl.
Don't disappear from the frame.
Let's walk together.

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See that giant mouth?
It's grandma: Be good children.
I've got eyes on you.


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Toes in the water,
lake cool; sun on their backs, hot.
No finer place to be.

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Sunset on the lake,
red drenched over the water
bathes us in beauty.

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Behind dark comes light.
Behind light creeps back the dark.
Raise face to the rain.

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We breathe in what they
breathe out -- our Earth companions
so green, strong and true.

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Muscle, focus, will -
the power of a young boy,
the essence of kick.

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As the sun dips low
it sends us a shining path
across the water.

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Why is the chicken
crossing the road at this time?
For a photo opp.

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Take just the first step;
everything else will follow.
Go be where you dare.

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When I said okay
to the parade, I didn't know
I would be a grape.


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Small towns seem to hold
echoes of what we most love
of America.





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Sun pierces the clouds,
sky so blue and blue and blue.
The endless wonder.

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Sunset paints the sky
in neon reds and purples.
We watch until dark.

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~ You can keep your cream
and tuna; give me a sip
of fine lager beer.
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