Razor clams are the buried treasures of Hood Canal.
During his talk at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017, David Berger explained clam digging is a family activity.
At low tide, everybody goes on the beach to dig for clams with shovels and buckets.
If you see bubbles on the surface of the water, it means there’s a clam buried in the sand. This is called…. the Clam Show.
After some technical difficulties with the projector, the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017 began with an introduction by Michael Dylan Welch, presentation by guest speaker Scott Mason, amazing performance by Terry Ann Carter, and other sessions.
Michael Dylan Welch and his famous “I Love Haiku” t-shirt.
Scott Mason, guest speaker.
Terry Ann Carter wearing a beautiful kimono for her reading of “Tokaido”.
Stay tune for more comics from the conference.
This Old Pond comic is inspired by a SHARP 2017 talk by Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”.
Did you know Amazon produced a translation of Moby Dick using emoji? The book is called Emoji Dick. It could have been a fun project. Unfortunately the book is gibberish, as most translations were produced randomly. Here are some pictures:
Lisa Gilteman presents Emoji Dick at SHARP 2017 conference.
This comic is inspired by Maxianne Berger’s book Winnows (Imago Press) featuring haiku found in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Actually, I love that book, Japanese Death Poems. I just thought it would be inappropriate to give it to someone for Christmas. However, If we exchanged gifts on Halloween, then that would be the perfect gift!