return to contemporary haiga  
British Columbia CA

I'm always fascinated with the way Lary employs distortion filters to achieve images that are abstract yet express the content of the haiku she chooses for them. For me, this one brings a mythic quality to the simple act of listening to birds in the morning.

A former newspaper reporter, she is a widely published author whose favorite forms of writing have now become haiku and tanka. Her haiga have been published in Haigaonline, Mindfire Renewed, Simply Haiku and World Haiku Review, and she is a regular participant in the World Haiku Association's monthly haiga contests. More of her haiga can be found on her web site Along Poetry Creek ( Since her retirement, Lary's interests have included gardening, photography and visiting her grandchildren. These and the pleasures she finds in small-town life infuse her haiga.