October 2019

oct grid scan s

For my grid this month I decided to try something different–I consulted the collage box oracle for the haiku and incorporated the words into the grid.  I tried both photographing and scanning it, but neither exactly captured the colors–they had a strange red cast.  I had a little better luck adjusting them in Photoshop with the scanned image, above.

who you are connects
the transit of where you are
to the shape of next

I’m also linking this to Colleen’s #TankaTuesday, poet’s choice of words.

oct 19 grid s

I’m finally seeing some yellow leaves on the street trees outside this morning.  But tomorrow is supposed to be 90 degrees…

Derby King

alonso haiku s

When I saw Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday words, “pretty ugly”, I couldn’t help thinking of my baseball team, the New York Mets, 13 1/2 games out of first place.  But there are some bright spots…

Pete Alonso, New York Mets first baseman, won the Home Run Derby at the All Star Game yesterday.

There’s a long history of baseball haiku, so every once in awhile I indulge.  Also good to get back to some drawing.

You can see some of my other baseball haiku here and here and here.