Frame One: This Sensual Splash of Visual Art and History in Haiku: by Pearldiver

Visual haiku sails across all time.

Rock Sails - Woodblock by Hasui.
Rock Sails - Woodblock by Hasui. | Source

Woodblock Prints: Japanese life and lifestyle as it was.

Frame One: This Sensual Splash of Visual Haiku: by Pearldiver is the first in a series of frames capturing the essence of a random selection of Japanese Woodblock Prints from a cross section of famous Masters, who have helped shape the artistic beauty of the world. This genre of art originated in feudal Japan and in the true spirit of that culture, the objective was to provide a maximum visual interpretation and effect, in the simplest glimpse of the lifestyle of the day. In many respects, the key objective in the creation of haiku embraces the same principle.

The original haiku within each frame has been written by Pearldiver to specifically embrace and enhance the scene and artistic brilliance highlighted within each subject print. In this respect the author has taken a perspective that may well have been similar to those who first fell for the magic of traditional woodblock printing and the vast array of embedded personal skills displayed by the Masters, within their individual styles, unique personalities and chosen niches.

Today in photography we consider that the ability to capture the complexities of simplicity provides the photographer's audience a visual glimpse of the photographer's brilliance and lateral ability to 'see the shot' prior to the capture. I personally believe that it is that exact quality which determined the very essence of the Master's heart and commitment to this ancient style of artwork and printing.

Great Haiku is also similar in that respect, when considered from a sensual perspective, in that it is intentionally written to enhance the senses and thus provide a maximum amount of almost ambiguous visualization, sparked from so few words. Aren't we lucky that throughout history, special people have embraced their creative talents and shared the beauty of those talents with the rest of us. Please enjoy: Frame One.

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So much life flows in streams.

Silence #2 - Woodblock by Hamanishi
Silence #2 - Woodblock by Hamanishi | Source

One a:

Flat stone passing by

Fast flowing shallow stream

Babble burble bye

oo0oo

Golden carp waiting

New Mayflies hatching tonight

Circles increasing

oo0oo

Moonlit flickering

In tune with swaying reeds

Swiftly over green stones

oo0oo

Springtime haiku

Hatching from winter dreams

Lovers words shared

oo0oo

Life flows in streams

Each fat carp has now eaten

The slowest mayflies


Original Haiku by Pearldiver ♥

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These Moon Phases.

Three Moons - Woodblock by Hasegawa
Three Moons - Woodblock by Hasegawa | Source

One b:


Three moon phases

Always on nights like tonight

In sake company

oo0oo

Distant town lights

Three hills shimmer closer

Walking under stars

oo0oo

Shadows come closer

Tempting the moon to give up

Her silver moonbeams


Original Haiku by Pearldiver ♥

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From the cover print above.

Rock Sails - Woodblock print by Hasui
Rock Sails - Woodblock print by Hasui | Source

One c:


Wooden tiller wet

Still breezes billow this sail

Skating on glass seas

oo0oo

Rock sails past warm skies

Daily journeys made purposely

Just being a boat

oo0oo

A calm summer day

Sailing fishing boats gather

Cast sails catching wind


Original Haiku by Pearldiver ♥

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A message from the Author.

Hope to see you at Frame Two.  Please remember that all original haiku within this article is subject to © Copyright.
Hope to see you at Frame Two. Please remember that all original haiku within this article is subject to © Copyright. | Source

Thanks for reading Frame One.

Thank you for reading this and I hope that you have enjoyed Frame One of this sensual splash of visual haiku by Pearldiver. If so, please take the time to mark this piece and leave a comment below. I also hope that the original haiku within this work, has done justice to the Woodblock Prints, by Masters Hasui, Hasegawa and Hamanishi featured within this frame. Take care.

* Pearldiver *

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very nice. I enjoy Haiku poetry..Thank you for sharing.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ruby, thank you for taking the time to read Frame One. Well if you enjoy haiku, then you will enjoy this series, as it only gets better. I appreciate your positive support.. cheers AE take care


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very beautiful prints, and complementary haikus to accompany each piece. Why am I seeing a really cool coffee table book out of these?


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SweetiePie, well maybe we should seriously collaborate on that issue.. I certainly am happy to write haiku for any scene.. print or pic. Yes, a series of the depth of creativity.. would do very well. Thanks for the thumbs up and very interesting suggestion... you take care and cheers for your supportive and creative nature.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

Let me know if you are interested in that. I would be.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SweetiePie, yes sure.. I will PM you - I'm interested in that also.. Thanks.. I'll talk to you soon.. take care.


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molometer 4 years ago

They really make one pause and think. The block prints are very nice.

Thanks for sharing them with us.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi molometer, thank you for taking the time to pause and comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed this frame. Take care.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

So beautifully done--and with such attention to detail--Loved this --


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Audrey, thank you for the kind words, I'm glad that you enjoyed this Frame. It has just been stolen from here by a Content Thief at a website called Talk Blog dot Info! I believe that site will be closed down in the next few days as they choose to ignore Copyright laws. Cheers for taking the time to read the original.. take care.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Hi Pearldiver. I love the photos and art you have up! Your poems are gorgeous!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Caroline, thank you for your very positive comments. I'm glad that my haiku and poetry is appreciated throughout the world. My layout and artistic choices I hope reflect my personality.. I am certainly not trying to be pretentious in any respect... this is who I am. Glad you accept me for that! Cheers.. take care.


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Well done and a pleasure to read. Excellent choices of prints. Congratulations on a hub well done. Jamie


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Jamie, thank you for your compliments on a piece I enjoyed putting together... glad you enjoyed it... take care... PD

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