20 April 2009

haiku is a city and laundry looks best drying out the window of an old building, weathered and worn and painted a beautiful shade of green...


© Eni Turkeshi Photography

funny and intriguing the things, places, people, images etc. one stumbles across on the internet in this current social media explosion.

the other day, in the midst of a blossoming love affair with haiku poetry {after trying to inspire my students to play around with it} and sharing a bit of it on here
, i noticed a visit on my blog from a place called haiku, hawaii. i thought to myself how rather ironic it was that, in my current obsession with writing haiku, haiku had paid me a visit! as fate {i mean it must have been fate that brought that visitor here on the particular day i made my haiku debut, what else could it possibly have been..?!} thus, as fate would have it, my haiku was visited from someone in haiku {call me ignorant, but i didn't know such place existed, learn something new every day!}. so then i went on twitter to tweet around a bit, and sure enough, had a new follower from haiku, hawaii {by this point i thought fate must be working overtime..} well come to find out just today, a week after all of this, this individual who resides in haiku, sent me a message that she had seen my blog show up in her google alerts for haiku {as in the city}! how very cool, and kind of funny, and now i wonder if i should question the role that fate played in all of this, or simply see it, from any angle, as a sign to share another haiku today. and so here we go:

and with those few words
i'll never be able to
unless you listen

and one more thing, while on this subject, i also had brought to my attention by another twitter follower, the website twihaiku where you can post haiku on the site that simultaneously appears on twitter as well. @twihaiku it's kinda fun. {the first haiku i posted was made
haiku of the day yesterday..hmmm so ya that is kinda fun, kinda cool..}

and about the green building laundry part of this rambling post's title {if the picture didn't give it away yet} i discovered a new very fav flickr friend yesterday {ok well it was more like 3 in the morning today, but who's keeping track} her name is eni turkeshi of eni turkeshi photography, her photos are fantastic capturing 10.5 years of color, movement, light and character in istanbul and also her beautiful hometown of tirana the capital city of albania. check out her photostream and also her blog. she has a poignant view of place and a warm and kind spirit. love her images, you will see more of them on here in the very near future.

ok, that's enough out of me for a while. as you can maybe tell, i had a headache earlier and took two different kinds of my prescription headache medications, so i'm feeling a bit...well, better
on va dire...

bonne journee, tesekkeur eni, and more haiku to come...i'm sure. x c

4 comments:

eni said...

dear Chantal
thanks for your lovely words.
xoxo

words and photo booth moments said...

my pleasure eni, thanks for your lovely images! optum.

Carla said...

Gorgeous photos, what great colours. I love laundry. I hope you are well. Carla x

words and photo booth moments said...

oh carla it's great to hear from you. i was talking with another reader {the one from haiku hawaii} she inspired me and i'm thinking about doing a series on laundry photos, she sent me a hawaiian laundry photo of hers which she called 'hanging out' i think that's so clever. so...perhaps more laundry posts in the works!! a tres bientot..peutetre en julliet! and guess what i'm going to a wedding in maratea italy as well, never been! u? a+ xx c