Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Data haiga

Artists are doing some very cool things these days with “big data.” Data visualization — no longer the sole province of researchers — is proving to be as appealing to the eye as it is informative to the brain. But I am a writer of very short things, and my “data”, so to speak, is correspondingly small. Still, I recently found myself wondering if I too could use data visualization to add a different dimension to my haiku.

With that in mind, I took a one-line poem of mine — “putting down my book I read the falling snow” — and plotted how many times each letter of the alphabet occurs in it. Since the resulting graph did look reasonably like falling snow, I wove my poem into it and voila: a “data haiga”!  :- D

Data Haiga: Falling Snow

Data becomes a snow storm (kind of) in this graph, which plots the letters of the embedded poem against how often they occur.

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Published in SONIC BOOM …for writing that explodes, issue 13, 12/9/18.

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Pedaling

pedaling

along the canal . . .

wood smoke


Published in Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems, issue 125, 11/2018.

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Winter thaw

winter thaw . . .

that patch of snow

the sun can’t reach


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Winter 2018 (http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html), 11/2018.

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Library discard: a collection of senryu

Library Discard

Library Discard, by Lorette C. Luzajic.

SALE TODAY!
greeted by the smell
of old books

memories of childhood . . .
lightly my fingers
on the book spines

guilty pleasures
and beach-reads:
these paperbacks

my personal space
and that one pushy person
shadowing me

stuck
between pages:
pressed pansies

heavier
than the entire internet
this unabridged dictionary

cat book —
one page
dog-eared

outdated encyclopedias:
she buys a complete set
for collaging

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Published in The Ekphrastic Review (http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/library-discard-a-collection-of-senryu-by-bill-waters), 7/31/18.

Crack!

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

Crack!

 


Published in Daily Haiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2395/-crack-by-bill-waters-usa), 11/9/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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Miniature Film Festival, 2018

My 28-second video tanka “First Crush” was chosen as an official selection at the 4th-annual Miniature Film Festival, in Vancouver!  :- D

The filmfest is presenting microshorts on the theme of love at a venue that seats . . . about 25 people. LOL! It’s a tiny festival with a whole lot of heart.  <3

This is the first film festival I’ve ever submitted a video to, and I’m delighted in a rather LARGE way to be a part of it.  ;- )

Laurels: Official Selection

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Brewer’s kitchen

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

Brewer's Kitchen

 


Published in Daily Haiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2378/-brewer-s-kitchen-by-bill-waters-usa), 10/24/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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Early autumn

early autumn . . .

as still as a stone

the cat among the rocks


Published in Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku, fall 2018.

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Book shelf

Book Shelf

Bücherregal —      jeder Band      ein Leben


Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 24, page 105, on 10/15/18.

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Mt. Fuji

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

Mt. Fuji

 


Published in Daily Haiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2373/-mt-fuji-by-bill-waters-usa), 10/10/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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