Visual Haiku: Grandeur Grown

Redwood Tree


This is a visual haiku, or a picture that implies something rather than revealing it explicitly. To me, this photograph makes me think about the things missing: the tree’s connection to the earth and the sky. It’s so immense even the sun is implied rather than revealed. A camera can capture only a tiny section. For scale, I left a person in the lower right corner.

For other examples of Visual Haiku, you can look at Robin’s Egg, Shadow Painting, Tenacity and Come and Gone.

Edit, this photograph also dovetails nicely with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, which I have been admiring. This week is Wood or Season of Spring. Thanks for all the beauty you inspire, Cee!! And for the community you build and for all the FUN!!

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

26 thoughts on “Visual Haiku: Grandeur Grown

  1. Pingback: Visual Haiku: Fallen Leaf | Friendly Fairy Tales
  2. Really impressive.
    I think about the non-poems and Outer Art of of Florentin Smarandache
    He also proposed that even a bird flying in the air might be considered as poem.
    I like your picture.


  3. I love that tree Brenda! It is huuugee!!! 🙂 I wish I could see it in real life! 🙂 I was very inspired by these visual haikus in Singapore, I took lots of photos with that in mine, and all thanks to you!! 🙂 🙂


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