Orange Rose (Haiga)

This is an example of a modern English language haiga. It consists of a photograph I took in my front garden in Southern California, a haiku I wrote after seeing the rose in the gentle rain, and the haiku layered on top of the photo using Photoshop.

The haiku is 17 syllables in three groups. Five syllables are in the first group, seven in the second, and five in the third. The third group consists of a cut (kiru) between the second and third sections, a kireji [the ellipsis], and a seasonal phrase (kigo) [summer in autumn].

fragrant orange rose

glistening in gentle rain

… summer in autumn

Oramge Rose