My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Haiku Reflections: Shades of Black and White


path photo black and white haiku

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Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

17 thoughts on “Haiku Reflections: Shades of Black and White

  1. Hi, Geraldine!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and being interested in my poetry chapbook. I had made a note to stop back by here last week, and I’m glad you left me a comment to jog my memory. I’m fascinated by Haiku, though I haven’t the patience to write it, and I just downloaded your book. I’m eager to read it, and I love your ideas for the inclusion of color for each season. So nice to meet you, and I hope we will get to “know” each other via our respective blogs.

    Congratulations on your books, and much continued success!

  2. Lovely black and white photo, Geraldine!

    *two thumbs up*

    Happy Sunday to you!

  3. I love this black and white photo and the haiku. They go together so well.

  4. nice…black n white works well with this…
    i love autumn….and it def has a scent…smiles

  5. The photo reminds me of the alley behind my grandmother’s house when I was a child. (My brother lives in the house now and the train tracks are gone.) The poem goes well with it. I am starting to read up on haiku seriously myself and bought a few books of haiku and am learning to appreciate them. Yours is a good example of the form, I think. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Beautiful. It is like that here, too – great gray rain clouds rolled in, wind is chittering the maple leaves still on the trees and a few patters of rain are falling. Autumn.

  7. A new way to look at Autumn, where by we all see it as a colorful season ,but here it is depicted otherwise, but lovely:)

  8. Terrific photograph, Geraldine.

  9. Hi Marcia, I’m so glad you did stop by and yes, I look forward to reading more of your work and stopping by your blog again, soon. 🙂

    Hi Ron, Thanks and I hope you had a great weekend!

    Hi Joseph, I find this path photo so inspiring. The black and white version and the color one too!

    Hi Brian, In the season of color, it’s nice to change it up a bit, with some black and white. 😉 Thank you.

    Hi Nissa, Thanks for sharing that family story and welcome to MPP!

    Hi Sherry, What a lovely comment, thanks so much. 🙂

    Hi Vandana, Welcome! I find with black and white photos that I usually focus more on the details in a scene, portrait…that might be missed in the color version. I love the “feel” of black and white photography overall. Something about it…

    Hi Val, Thank you.

    Happy Week to All, G

  10. I really love your autumn black and white photo. It definitely is hard to capture autumn in black and white, but you have accomplished it. And your poem accompanying it is just perfect!

  11. Beautiful images with words to match.

  12. Lovely shot. I’m dreading the end of the fall color…and all those months in shades of grey (that no longer has the same meaning since that book came out – lol). 🙂

  13. I like the symbols you use to accentuate the path
    your photograph of two side by side paths almost like two lives side by side
    and autumn tho colorful has wonderful fragrances to enjoy
    Nicely done

  14. great photo.. and the words highlighted the scene…

  15. Lovely shade of black & white, both picture & words ~

  16. That’s lovely i love the old train tracks and the entire photo is wonderful, as is the Haiga

  17. Hi Mary, Welcome and thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂

    Hi Kerry, So glad you liked it!

    Hi Kim, We don’t have much for color here in BC. 😦 I’m guessing Ontario is looking amazing right about now. Hope you’ll share lots of that color at your blogs. 🙂

    Hi Moondust, Welcome. Love your blog name btw. I like the composition of this shot too, the parallel of the path and the tracks, the sun peeking through the trees. Somewhere in my archives, I have the color version too. Will have to dig it out. 😉

    Hi Transcanada, Welcome and so nice to see another Canadian blogger, not enough of us it seems. And thanks for your kind words.

    Hi Grace, Nice to see you again and thanks so much.

    Hi Lorraine, You’re so nice, thanks friend.

    Happy week to all, G

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