Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week #27 A Different Tack

This, as you can see, is no haiku.  In the throes of making some decisions, I did decide to use this other form of poetry based on syllables for this week's piece.  It's called a Fib, from Fibonacci.  The form is that the syllables in a line must follow the Fibonacci sequence, that is, 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,etc.  Each number is a combination of the two preceding numbers.  The form is only about 4 years old and I love it because playing with the form is what got me into writing poetry.  You can find out more about it at

I actually wrote the poem in 2009, but I was reworking it for a class, so it's been in my head.

Somehow being at the half-way point of the Time Project seems significant to me and is leading me to think/obsess about the direction to go from here.  I'm still not sure, but using a related form seemed right.  Kay Dolezal

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week #26 of Time Project

I'm afraid I continue scandalizing others in the Time Project by my cheap cell phone camera pictures and cheap printer.  However, at this point in time that is what I have to work with.  One of my goals in joining the Time Project was to make use of what I had on hand.  The result is a happy one for me, however, since I feel a freedom and joy in working.  It enables me to stop - as I was getting a late supper after a class - and take a few shots of this tree, which was magical to me.  Kay Dolezal

Monday, February 15, 2010

Week #25

We're almost at the half-way mark of the Time Projects year.  This issue of time is fascinating - and frightening.  It seems I just posted  last week's piece.  In writing the haiku this week I was a bit surprised that my third line was a question.  But I kept it because I'm still - at my advanced age - wondering about how one should live.  At any rate, one of the things I've learned from this experience is that what you write really doesn't have to be in stone.  You can tweak it as long as you want.  I guess if you publish something that becomes an issue, but it's one I don't have to worry about.  Kay Dolezal

Monday, February 08, 2010

Week #24 haiga

Here is the haiga for this week.  It reflects a scene which I believe will change day after tomorrow as the snow storm predicted is due then.  But this reflects one phase of winter which is easier to move around in but requires many layers to stay warm.  Because it's been so cold my walks have been limited to errands.  This is shot from my back yard. Kay Dolezal

Monday, February 01, 2010

Week #23 Time Project piece

For me this sky and haiku have to do with a present day quick trip into the past while walking to my car.  It's vaguely valentine-ish - a couple of weeks early.  I hope that people will know I'm referring to Ella Fitzgerald, my all-time favorite singer/artist. Kay Dolezal