This month, Marietta McGregor focuses our haiku lens on a practice which is uniquely human – wearing clothes. Her selection of haiku traverses the range of social functions and cultural norms of clothing. Clothing can be an agent of comfort, a form of adornment and an expression of personal taste. It can also resonate as a form of legacy, as in the memory of a loved one. Marietta’s collection covers all of this and more, and in the true tradition of haiku, captures the sheer ordinariness of wearing clothes.
– Rob Scott
Theme: Wearable (Haiku)
From birth to death, unlike the rest of the animal kingdom we humans wrap ourselves in some sort of garb, actual or metaphorical, and set it off with accoutrements which can be useful or decorative or both. Our choice may be dictated by our culture, our environment, the seasons, our gender, our age, the work we do, what we believe in, or simply the vagaries of ‘fashion’. Haiku from all countries touch on this very visible element of our ‘human-ness’.
– Marietta McGregor