Zen and the Art of Mortgage Haiku - The Collection

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Now that I've set out all 17 entries individually,
I'd thought I'd put them all in one easy to access place.

What is a Haiku you ask?

The traditional Japanese Haiku format follows the syllable pattern of 5 - 7 - 5. The writer might bring in a word or concept (kiga) that evokes memories of a particular season.
The last line is usually in sharp contrast (caesura) to the body of the poem.

I chose to backdrop each poem with a traditional Japanese watercolor or photograph. Some in contrast, others not.

To the Haiku purist the following might not be proper in the strict sense. Your latitude is appreciated.

 

 

 

Why 17? It is the total number of syllables in a Haiku, no other reason.
Why separate them? Each one should be read and engaged individually.

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Rainer
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Sarah Eubanks
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Truly interesting, Mike.  Japan I have not yet been to.  China, though, has some amazing pieces.  I bought a few when I was last there.  :-)
March 31, 2008 08:18 AM
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Eleanor Thorne
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This is one of the most visually beautiful pieces I've ever seen on Mortgage Lending - thank you for sharing (and for the primer as to what the "artist" was thinking with each piece!)
March 31, 2008 08:55 AM
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Jeff Belonger
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Mike....  I just wanted to stop in and say.... very creative. I only briefly read one of your posts out of the 17.  I just haven't had time in the last 2 to 3 weeks but help clients. So I guess I will have to go back sometime this weekend and read each one. But from the comments, sounds like many were impressed. Overall, again, very creative.

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March 31, 2008 09:25 AM
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Jason Sardi
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Mike - This was such an ambitious effort and the fact that these were picked up by local papers in your area is fantastic!  Your cheat sheet here is extraordinary as well.  Thank you so much Mike, you are the man;-)
April 01, 2008 10:18 AM
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Love the cheat sheet.

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November 26, 2008 09:22 PM
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