Recently my friend, Jim Wilson, published a post on his blog about the Haiku of Hayden Carruth. One of the poems he discusses has really lingered with me.
It lingered long enough I decided that I wanted to add two 7 syllable lines to it to transform his Haiku into a Tanka via poetic collaboration through time and space.
Jim calls this sort of collaboration “Dialogues” and he discusses it on his blog.
The result, I feel, is an apt fitting of process and product:
Trees, naked trees
stopped in their tracks, so peaceful
talking together. (Carruth)
A word an hour, or less—
And nothing but the whole truth (DG)