not that way! this way!
the little dog is captain
steering the human
I wrote this haiku based on a picture prompt found on the following blog:
Keith Channing at the Keith Kreates blog has writing challenges. His most recent is an ekphrastic challenge to write a story or poem based on a cute photograph of a dog standing on a woman’s back. The challenge can be found here: https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2022/07/25/kreative-kue-370/
Published by Stacey Guenther
I've been making art since I was a child in the 1980s. I started with traditional media. Then, I began to make digital art on the family's Apple IIe computer in the early 80s. Between 1995 and 1996, when I was a senior in high school, I was the art club president.
In 2005, I started to make fractals. In 2021, I began making other digital art forms as an adult.
I write music and improvise every now and then. I've been doing this since I first played a guitar and piano when I was a child. I also like to make loops and beats.
I wrote a few haiku and senryu poems when I was younger. Unfortunately, I didn't save them. On May 30, 2022, I started to write them frequently and have been saving them in multiple places. I've also written some haibun and some flash memoirs. I hope to learn more about writing poetry and flash and microfiction as time passes. My goal with this website is to publish my art, fractals, poetry, music, and writing. I will also share other images, poetry, or writings that are in the public domain.
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10 thoughts on “Dog Chieftain – A Haiku”
Here’s a question: how have I gone more than seventy-three years without ever coming across the word ekphrastic? Thank you for adding to my knowledge and for reinforcing my belief that life always has something new to teach me.
You’re welcome! I just learned the word this year when I became interested in poetry and writing. So, it’s new to me, too!
I feel an urge to use the word, perhaps in a limerick. It’s ten letters long, so lends itself to a two-verse acrostic limerick. There’s a challenge!
It definitely sounds challenging! I haven’t yet ventured beyond my comfort zone of just writing haiku and senryu. Someday, when I am brave, I will try something different! I just don’t know enough about other forms yet. I bought a bunch of books that explain poetry. I hope to read them soon.
Nice haiku. The prompt wasn’t a very easy one.
Thank you! I’ve been having a difficult time writing haiku lately. I just haven’t been feeling very inspired. But, yesterday, I started writing them again. I’ve been neglecting my blog. I need to work on it again and catch up with everyone. I’m sorry I haven’t visited your blog lately. I hope you’ve been well. I am going to go see your blog today to see what you’ve been up to.
Thanks, Stacey. I don’t mind it. Everyone can hit a period in his or her life that writing just seems impossible. Take your time. Quality over quantity.
Haha adorable picture and loved your take on it!
Thank you so much, Pooja! I appreciate that!
You’re very welcome!