Per Diem Archive: R. Moss June 2013, Colour My World
Colour My World: Haiku that transport us directly to the moment through visual pathways.
From the early beginnings Master Basho tantalized us with “The voices of ducks being faintly white” and Buson gave us inquisitively painted works in both images and words. They helped us to experience the world through the senses with the simple use of colour, both stated and implied. Many contemporary haiku poets continue to use this time honored technique to evoke layers of vibrancy that only colour can bring. I offer this month’s collection with the hope that the reader will discover the broad scope of what can be achieved using the spectrum and may it inspire, and enrich their writing.