Haiku 3


Deathly cold darkness

adorns Autumn’s fallen leaves

with Winter’s halo


by Scooj

(originally posted in March 2015)

With huge apologies to those who have been with me on this journey for a while, this is the third time I have posted Haiku 3 but I haven’t yet been able to better it, and it speaks to me each year at this time.

2581. St Werburghs tunnel (110)

Yes, Fiva/Fiver has been at it again in St Werburghs Tunnel (goddam the light), with a piece full of Autumn promise. Copper tomnes and leaves leave us in no doubt about the time of year this one was created.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019

Fiva is up to his usual creative deceptions of superimposing one style of writing over or into another. In this brilliant example a brick Fiver is covered over by a Fiver made of rather untidy wooden planks. The whole thing works really well and shows off his imaginative talent. Looking forward to more.



2579. St Werburghs tunnel (109)

This lovely sprite-like face by Face 1st has been at the entrance to St Werburghs tunnel for a little while now, but remained completely untouched, which is as it should be. There is a seasonal feel to the piece with bronze-coloured leaves for hair.

Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019

All of Face 1st’s work is really good at the moment, in fact it has been for a few years now and the artist is showing his versatility by adapting his style iteratively from piece to piece. For its simplicity and beauty this is opne of my recent favourites.