The Old Man Gloom is Zozobra, a giant puppet that people stuff with negativity – such as divorce papers. The puppet is burned during the the Santa Fe Fiesta that takes place on Labour day weekend. Wouldn’t it be great if you could stuff it with bad haiku?
Inspired by Scott Mason’s talk ‘The State of Wonder: Land of Enchantment’ at HNA 2017
P.S. Looking forward to another wonderful talk by Scott Mason as guest speaker at the upcoming Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.
Occasionally I visit the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page to see what’s happening, who’s the prompter (this month it’s RANDALL HERMAN), and what kind of daily writing themes they’re exploring.
The problem is once I read the theme, I can’t help doing a comic about it. .
The prompt for August 22 was penumbra (“during the eclipse it is the shadow on either side of the path of totality”).
My voice is raw from recording Kaeru’s voice for my haiku live video, but the frog finally speaks!
The animation film tells the story of how Kaeru became the Haiku Apprentice. It will be launched on the Haiku Foundation website on April 17 2015 (National Haiku Day!).
Meanwhile, enjoy this “making of “video from Old Pond Comics.
Nonchalantly (NaHaiWriMo #6)