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after a day
the ploughed field has
a fine crop of seagulls
It was full of them!

Wow, a DD! What a great thing to come home to after being away for the weekend. Cheers!

Many thanks to who explained in much clearer words than my inane babble about haiku spirit, why the 5-7-5 rule doesn't necessarily apply to English haiku.

"The haiku in English is an ambiguous form, but the syllable rule is redundant because it doesn't say anything about stresses, it's just an arbitrary almost-equivalent to the Japanese. Because the languages are so different, that element of haiku is pretty untranslatable. But the rough outline, style (single image and point) and subject matter (generally but not exclusively nature and seasons) are pretty straightforward."
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Given 2006-10-01
Strange Growth by *Bogbrush is a very well-crafted single-image poem. ( Featured by PoeticWar )
saintartaud Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
I like this. The image is vivid and creatively constructed. Also fits in with my understanding of the haiku form quite well.
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
I'm glad you liked it. Many thanks for the great comments too.
SOCDinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Um, I lied. It's a Haiku. <3
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Hehe, no worries.

The inspiration came from a field near where I live. The farmer had ploughed it the previous day and the next day when I walked past, there were so many seagulls looking for food in the field, it looked like they had been grown as a crop.
SOCDinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Not a Haiku... Whatever.

What was your inspiration?
wildheartfreesoul Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
One time, a seagull swooped out of the sky and grabbed my hotdog. I was little and i cried.

Great poem. :D
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thank you :)

I think I'd be upset too if a seagull stole my hotdog!
cheese-cube Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
While this is rather ingenious I can see many people denouncing this as not being art and claiming that it is not deserving of a DD because many believe that, due to the pieces minimalism and simplicity, that "I could have done that myself". Many artists, such as Jackson Pollock, have been burdened by such criticism. I like to think of myself as a rather open minded person so I want to embrace this as a piece of art but there is still the voice in the back in my mind repeating the aforementioned criticism. To put it simply I feel rather conflicted by this piece.

Regardless I think this is great work. I feel a subtle connection between it and my place of birth, Australia, because Australia relies on agriculture and we have an over abundance of seagulls (Of course I'm probably just over-analysing it and missing the point). I think it's refreshing and different that a work as minimal as this has been given a DD. Congratulations and keep at it.
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
I must admit, I've been guilty on occassion of thinking similar thoughts, usually when visiting art galleries. I learnt my lesson however, when I visited one of my friends who does minimalist art and I saw exactly how much work went into it. Now, while I still might not like what I'm looking at, I can at least appreciate it.

The area where I live is quite rural too and quite far inland (although in England, that means about 50 miles...) so a large number of seagulls is quite unusual, but I'm glad you got the connection. Cheers for the comments and I shall certainly keep at it :)
Chossenji Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
Well said, you just saved me a minute or two. :)
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