Artist Book with poetry


December 12, 2015 by petrujviljoen

The haiku were gleaned from a novel by Iris Murdoch – the second-hand book fell apart in my hands as I read. I cut words, some sets of words that I liked and put them together differently.

There is a scene in the novel where Anne Cavidge, the nun in Nuns and Soldiers, finds Jesus himself in her kitchen – a vision she had. And after this she goes chasing after a boyfriend! Doesn’t make sense.

Poems in order of images read as follows:

point in empty space

the void gleamed – turning silver

refined energy


invisible strength

laughing into the deep earth

water veiled the rock



a sacred self-awareness

with new innocence


I’m linking this to Bastet’s A Month of Haiga


6 thoughts on “Artist Book with poetry

  1. Bastet says:

    These are really splendid and I like the unique way you put them together … a fascinating idea! I’m having a hard time choosing just one haiku as best to tell the truth – each one has something that speaks to me in a different manner.. And thanks for linking in with me 🙂

  2. I really like “water veiled the rock”… and the art is stunning.

  3. This is just stunning.

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