A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY AS SEEN THROUGH MY EYES: Haibun by Harriet West24 Jul 2017, Posted by Fiction in
Art: “Alexandrina Mask” by André Gonçalves
A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY AS SEEN THROUGH MY EYES
Tolstoy wept while listening to the andante cantabile of Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet. I, on the other hand, wondered what kind of hair gel the viola player used, considered where I might find shoes like those worn by the cellist, speculated about the gold band on the right hand of the fair-haired violinist, and worried I’d blushed when I ran into an old boyfriend during intermission.
rustle of silk
what I remember of
War and Peace
(First published in Modern Haiku, 43.3)
(Republished in nothing in the window, Red Moon Press )
About the author:
Harriot West lives in Eugene, Oregon. Her first book, Into the Light, a collection of haibun (Mountains and Rivers Press, 2014) tied for first place in the Haiku Society of America’s Mildred Kanterman Book Awards. Her work appears in journals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun, and The Norton Anthology of Haiku in English and is forthcoming in Best Small Fictions, 2017. She is currently at work on her second book, Shades of Absence, a collection of haibun and tanka prose.
About the artist:
André Gonçalves, born in 1987, lives and works on the island of Madeira. A lover of art in its many forms, he describes himself as a photo lunatic; eccentric and bizarre. His work has been showcased in several international and national magazines. He has joined a few international exhibitions in Paris and Italy. On the island of Madeira the viewer can see his work exhibited very often.
Title: “Alexandrina Mask” from The Opulence Series