Sunday, December 16, 2018

Being Symmetrical seen in Perspective - a Haibun

                                                                             Attribution: Allana
Image: A Symmetrical Image
seen in Perspective (here)

symmetrical if it has at least 
one line of symmetry, i.e. it 
can be divided in such a way 
that its two halves perfectly 
match each other
drawing of parallel lines as 
converging in order to give the 
illusion of depth and distance

The Prose
A beautiful image that embodies
both a classic example of being
symmetrical with its own reflection
in the water. It simultaneously is
represented in perspective to accord
depth and distance.

Awareness of both principles can
render an artistic impression most
eloquently as seen here

The Haiku
brought back to those times
of the first lessons in art
of those bygone days

Carrie's at The Sunday Muse #34
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #433


  1. The classic excellence of this world must be protected and available for all. And people need take the responsibility to understand and treasure it. This world is folding in upon itself because it is abandoning its culture and has become hollow. I really like the haiku HankI

  2. Getting back to the roots sure can take some mighty big shovels

  3. This is a well-thought-out poem, Hank! I enjoyed it.

  4. The prose and haiku dovetail together beautifully.

  5. This brings back the memory of finding depth in the flatness.

  6. So much depth and balance in your words here Hank. Lovely use of the prompts as always!

  7. Beautiful reflections – in both image and words.

  8. Your writing makes this painting come alive.

  9. Well explained - symmetry and perspective!
    Your haiku is apt for the art depicted here and the art lessons of the bygone days.