I write haiku. I make quilts. Last year, I began combining the two into miniature art quilts I call “haikuilts”. Each one is 5″ x 7″, referring to the traditional 5 / 7 / 5 syllable count of haiku, even though today most haiku poets do not conform to this syllable count. (To learn more about what haiku are, I recommend Michael Dylan Welch’s explanation here: http://www.graceguts.com/haiku-and-senryu.)
A few days ago, my first published haikuilts appears in the online haiku journal, A Hundred Gourds. Kind of exciting in a “big fish, haiku-sized pond” kind of way. Okay, maybe a little fish . . . .
Click on the images below to link to the journal pages where you ca see them full-size and read the haiku.