Arc 02 “Berlin”
Haiku No55 Neukolln
Finding another\ Shred of my sun-burnt love in\ This tender twilight
Haiku No56 PrenzlauerBerg
Losing a lighter\ Enabled me to discover\ A new source of light
Haiku No57 Tegel
One day I might join\ The tribe of those who chose to\ Abandon their tribes
Arc 02 “Berlin”
Haiku No57 “Tegel”
Some day I might join\ The tribe of those who chose to\ Abandon their tribes
Haiku No56 “PrenzlauerBerg”
Losing a lighter \ Enables me to discover \ A new source of light
The next Arc comes as a result of my latest trip to Berlin, a city that I love and enjoy thoroughly. This time around, I spent a lot of time in the company of Israeli ex-patriots, good people from my social circle. Through them I’ve discovered how many people whom I used to know and love in Israel, got tired or despaired of the many struggles that form the Middle Eastern life experience, and moved on. Walking under the soft sun of October, sitting on the grass of spacious Berlin parks, looking at beautiful and relaxed people around me, i wondered whether I am going to find myself doing the same step sometime sooner or later? I’ve got back after a week there, with renewed energy and a sketchbook full of ideas for new Haiku. Now, the time has come to put these ideas to use!
It’s been a year since I wrapped up the first phase of “Imaginary Encounters” project. 50 Haiku-comics, 3 Haiku-videos, film festivals, exhibitions, and many heart-warming words from people who felt that my work touched them in some way. It was a wonderful journey, and I’m glad to be back with Part Two of the project. Like the first phase, it will include a new collection of haiku-comics, each one a stand-alone piece. Unlike the Part One, though, this time around i’m trying to link the haiku between them, to create Arcs - a Haiku of haikus of a sort: a mini-series of three pieces , connected thematically and by featured characters. each haiku tells its own independent story, but three of them add up to a narrative, or a character arc. Thus, a new arc will air every month, and in between I’ll keep updating on a weekly basis about the progress of the project. We have more news coming up, so - stay tuned!