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I Do Haiku You #13: A Long Walk in the Country

Sean Lotman is interested in the narrative potential of photography. In an ongoing project called I Do Haiku You, he composes haiku and senryu poetry to companion images taken with a Diana F+.

The United States has plenty of landscapes to recommend it. One of my favorites is Sedona in Northern Arizona, rife with power spots and vortices. This was shot on a beautiful late summer morning with a Diana F+ with 400VC.

A Long Walk in the Country
dust and gravel crunched
underfoot, these sounds echo
my long journey home

In Sean’s own words, “These varieties of Japanese verse are concerned with physical and human nature, composed in a taut structure as to suggest a moment, much in the way a photograph does. Haiku poetry, like photography, has an instant, strong, fairly emotional resonance. Put together these two art forms enhance each others power so that, very briefly, a story is told.

Photo and words by Sean Lotman. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Sean now lives in Kyoto, Japan. Read more I Do Haiku You series here.

written by basterda

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