Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Friday, 3 January 2014


A tea towel re-production of an old map.
(Thanks to my neighbour's washing line).
It represents Sullivan's Cove, Old Hobart Town Tasmania
by the Colonial Architect John Lee Archer (1791-1852).
Among the buildings designed by Archer are Parliament House, (formerly the Customs House), the public offices used by the Treasury and the Audit Department in Hobart, the Ordnance Stores in Salamanca Place, several buildings at Anglesea Barracks; St John's Church with the orphan schools and the parsonage at New Town; the nave of St George's Church at Battery Point; Old Trinity (the Penitentiary Chapel) in Hobart; St Luke's Presbyterian Church at Bothwell, St Luke's Church of England at Richmond, the gaol and gaoler's house at Richmond, and parts of the gaol in Campbell Street, Hobart. In the engineering field his outstanding work was the stone bridge which still carries the Midland Highway over the Macquarie River at Ross.
- extract from Australian Dictionary of Biography

tea towel
historical art 
echoes in the winds

the past
washed and pegged

Linking to:
National Haiku Writing Month - Facebook prompts - art/artists

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