Author Topic: Can haiga be considered ekphrastic?  (Read 1971 times)

Mary Stevens

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
    • View Profile
Can haiga be considered ekphrastic?
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:59:04 AM »
I'm thinking probably not b/c the poem doesn't describe the visual artwork, but rather links to it. What say you all?
"A word that breathes distinctly
Has not the power to die..."

            —Emily Dickinson

AlanSummers

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6283
    • View Profile
    • Call of the Page
Re: Can haiga be considered ekphrastic?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 02:13:13 AM »
Hi Mary,

I write a lot of ekphrastic poetry.

As haiga is, or should be, a person's own art, I wonder if it's a parallel art form to ekphrasis?

Blithe Spirit regularly ran, each issue, a competition for BHS members to write about one of John Parson's works and I won with this: http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/ekphrastic-haiku-alan-summers-wins.html

warm regards,

Alan


I'm thinking probably not b/c the poem doesn't describe the visual artwork, but rather links to it. What say you all?