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Haiga: Love

Updated on September 10, 2013

Haiga:Pain

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Pain

I savor you

Watch my emotions unfold

And welcome pain

Haiga: Mother

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Mother

No time for lipstick and mascara

Prepare the baby formula

Your child is crying

Haiga: Raw Emotions

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Raw Emotions

The day has to end

Night is waiting

Translate your emotions

Haiga: The Divine

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The Divine

In the quest of bliss

I flitted between flesh and wealth

You smiled at my ignorance

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How to Create a Haiga

Compose a haiku or senryu. You don’t have to be strict with the syllables.

Find a photo that matches the theme of the haiku/senryu.

Open the photo in image manipulation programs such as Photoshop, GIMP or any Online Photo Editor.

Choose the text tool and write the haiku/senryu, or copy-paste text.

If you have photo editing skills, you can blend multiple photos and add strokes to the text.

Save the photo. Your Haiga is ready to be published anywhere you want.

Things you will need

Haiku/Senryu

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I must look into the photo options you mentioned. I love the mother's poem. Excellent article combining art with poetry. Thank you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very lovely, Vinaya. I missed this one some how, but arrived here through Rosemary's hub where she linked this beautiful piece here on Haigu. Really love your Mother Haigu. Wow! I do want to try this photo manipulation to try a Haigu.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Gypsy Rose

      Vincent

      Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for reading my new found poetry form. Have a nice day.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Vinaya my friend, I am not much into these forms of beauty, however amazing as they are, I am stirred by them, especially the one on PAIN something I associated with:-) especially having been married twice. Well done my poet.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed these.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Daisy

      Suze

      Audrey

      Bobbi

      Thank you very much for visiting my edited page. I appreciate your comments.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Vinaya,

      This is a jewel to be sure. Only a brother could empathize with his sister's true emotions. I was exquisite and I loved it.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Just beautiful Vinaya!

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      suzettenaples 4 years ago

      Vinaya: These Haigas and photos are beautiful! The photos are exquisitely done. Your words and poetry are beautiful also. I am amazed by your creativity. Just beautiful!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Vinaya,

      I enjoyed reading your micropoetry. I would consider your haiga to having utilized senryu rather than haiku, however. Haiku is traditionally involved with nature. Senryu is concerned with emotions.

      When I create haiga, my photograph frequently comes before my micropoetry. I take a photo, and the words of a haiku or senryu float into my head.

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      Angelme566 4 years ago

      A free style Haiku !

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Pearldiver, what a wonderful comment you have left for me to read this morning in Kathmandu. Thanks for cheering me up.

      Regards

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Well from an earthspace that inspired fellow kiwi Sir Ed, I'm sure the very magic and spirit of your Nepal has many more great words in store for you, to share with us... thank you for these few.. take care.. PD

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Eyes Straight, thanks for reading and taking time to comment.

      Cheers

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I like your poetry. I can feel the emotion behind it. I look forward to reading more.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Angel, you found this hub through google, this is wonderful news to me. Cheers

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      able to reach here now through goggle :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Maria, thanks for reading closely and leaving in depth comment.

      Cheers

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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Well written Vinaya. I'm a mother and have known the pain of romantic and family love and you have captured the essence of the sacrifices made by us all.

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      Jasmin 5 years ago

      Dear Vinaya, you are a wonderful poet.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Audrey, thanks for your compliments.

      Cheers

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @Jackie

      @Ruchira

      Thanks for reading and appreciating.

      Cheers

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      These work really well together Vinaya--and together they say so much more than they would apart--

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      9 months sure are treacherous for a woman although it's a priceless moment. Life sure changes after having a baby. You have narrated it well.

      voted up as beautiful.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      The last verse speaks to me and I think all who have loved deeply understand it. Pain for love is most wonderful is what it says to me.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Love Doctor, thanks for stopping to show appreciation for my work.

      Cheers

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      Love Doctor 5 years ago

      The truth haiku speaks volumes. vote up awesome!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Sheila

      Thanks for complimenting my haiku.

      You are the only one who is following my links on Redgage. I thank you for your kindness.

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      I voted up and across for this splendid haiku collection about love. Well, it's all much more than splendid. Sparkling might be a better adjective to describe the beauty here.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Philly, when we are in love we to toss and turn in our bed, spend sleepless nights, stare in vacuum and always think about our love. These are the few examples of pain and suffering associated with love.

      Thanks for taking time to ponder.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      These are interesting Haiku, the last one where you say when you are in love you welcome pain, do you mean the pain them comes from the fear of losing your love, or do you mean in general that when you fall in love eventually you will get hurt?

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Angelji, thanks for appreciating my work.

      Have a wonderful evening.

      Cheers

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      angelji 5 years ago

      So very true , love offer so much pain

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Denise,

      So nice of you. It's a real pleasure to read you comments in a chilling morning in Kathmandu.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Awww, I loved these...the last one is so very true. Thank you for sharing. :)

      I agree with Johnny's response as well...what a teacher it is!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Johnny, I loved your interpretation of pain. I loved your appreciation. Thank you very much.

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      Johnny Darklight 6 years ago from Cody Wyoming

      Pain is such a beautiful teacher of love and life. I find your words and feelings so pure. Such a blessing you are to this world.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      PDX thanks for your nice compliment.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      excellent work. Voted up. Love the Haiku. it's an underrated tool in the arsenal of the poet.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @snakeslane

      @the pink umbrella

      @thelyricwriter

      Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. I hope to read your works once I get in Kathmandu. Connection is relatively slow in this hilly town in Nepal.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      This is art. To capture this meaning in these few words, your a true artist. Amazing.

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      No time for lipstick and mascara

      lol, that is so the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

      Oh there you are Vinaya Ghimire, I was getting worried, so good to see you here again!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @blaise, thanks for your time, and thanks for your valuable comment.

      @snakeslane, thanks for stopping by. I have been trekking in Nepalese hinterland and internet connection is not available everywhere in Nepal.

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      Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

      These are so real Vinaya Ghimire! I'm wondering where you are haven't seen you around for a few days, you must be busy elsewhere.

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      I loved this set of haikus. So meaningful and the photos are perfect. Will be reading more..

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      marcoujor, thanks for checking my hubs and thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful comment.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Now I'm hooked on your haiku, Vinaya. Your photography is expressive and tender... true slices of life in word and picture.

      Voted UP & ABI and will check out more soon, mar.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Happyboomernurse, thanks for following me stopping on my hub and leaving such a wonderful comment.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Such touching and heartfelt sentiments. I loved Sunnie Day's interpretation and it was so interesting to see that they matched the facts behind your writing this poetry. It is nice to see how sensitive you are to your sister's struggles with being a new mother.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      September girl, I appreciate your inputs and also your appreciation.

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      september girl 6 years ago

      When one is a mother, you have to learn sacrifice and discipline in life, thinking of ones child first in any given circumstance. (no matter how hard that may be). I felt the pain the mother must have endured in aching to be loved, along with the small child who just needed the security of her love in return. Great poem, although short...but to the point! Great poem, Vinaya! : )

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      JadedLove, your inputs are welcomed. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      You know, welcoming pain was jumping out at me. I have been trying to explain that to people I know, but to no avail. Pain and love, war and peace, all come together as dark light. Up I voted and beautiful.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Alladream, thanks for your kind comment.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Very thoughtful writing.Gives the essence of the ideas portrayed.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Ubani, thanks for reading and thanks for being supportive.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      I love your style. Short but absolutely meaningful and thought-provoking. You re fantastic! Voted useful, awesome and beautiful

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @Epi, these days I'm learning from your poetry to explore poetic complexity. I really mean it, literally.

      @Frank, thanks for being here.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      The mother Haiku was amazingly true .. I love your haiku thanks for sharing

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...love the poetic complexity in your work - there is always more than meets the eye - so much more!!!! And I'm always so glad to read it.

      lake erie time ontario canada 5:02pm

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @Sueswan, I'm not a mother either.LOL Thanks for being here.

      @Rosemary, I appreciate your inputs.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      New mother often have no time for themselves or for love and your poem says it all.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Vinaya

      I am not a mother but your poem beautifully depicts the sacrifices mother make for their children.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Flora, thanks for sharing your views. Many of my friends and young cousins are married and usually people ask me when I'm getting married. I tell them I can't imagine myself as a married man. Thanks again for reading.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Vinaya-although I've never been a party girl and needed lots of makeup such as is described in the first Haiku, one of the reasons why I have never wanted children is that I am not willing to give up my alone time where I focus just on me. Motherhood is a major responsibility and you should put your children first. I know people who don't. These are beautiful, Vinaya.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Sunnie, your interpretation is very true. I got this idea from my sister. She was outgoing girl, but when she had her first child, she had to sacrifice her desire. Torn between the love for her child and enjoying life, she feels so miserable these days. The crying baby in the picture is my nephew.

      Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Dear Vinaya,

      I pulled a couple different ideas from this and if you do not mind I would like to give it a shot..

      Here is a young mother...finding now she has the responsibility of a baby. Needs to put away the glamorous life..no time..she has a baby to care for. She still longs for love..Hearing the words that may at times entice her away from her responsibility. She craves someone to fill her needs..and while she allows this need to be filled..she also welcomes all that goes with it..which could be a number of things..the pulling away from her child..maybe the new love does not care for the child..she feels guilty for loving..and the list goes on..Such a simple but wonderful write. so many different ways to look at this..Curious if I hit on any truth here..:)

      Thank you,

      Sunnie