I wrote an unintentional haiku yesterday. This is surprising for a couple of reasons – though I used to be quite the poet, I haven’t written in any number of years, for one. Moreover, when I did write poetry, it was free form and not confined by rhythms like 5/7/5. And well…I sort of hate haiku. It’s nothing particular about that form of poetry, I hate all structured poetry all together – I’m just that kind of girl.
I was playing around with editing some photos that I had taken with my new macro lens and a bag of heart shaped gummy candy that I found at my local super market. Mostly because the sugar crystals look amazing close up. The photos were very pretty and a bit too nice – at least from the perspective of the girl whose never been over fond of this consumer holiday. Just like I don’t want to write in rhymed couplets or be forced to stick to a certain number of syllables in a line, I don’t want to be told when I should say “I love you.” A couple of experiments with textures later and I had found a nice crackle effect which seemed to “break” the pretty-ness of the photo – it was much truer to my idea of what this holiday means.
That’s when the haiku happened. Did you know that love is in the air is comprised of five syllables? I didn’t either…until I did.
This is sort of a Valentine’s Day tradition for me – an anti-Valentine, of sorts.