BP: Haiku Window, Stained Glass

This week’s theme at the Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Window was stained glass. KJ Munro chose one of the two I submitted. It is as follows:

broken heart
lead came fixes
the stained glass

Nancy Brady, 2018

For those unfamiliar with stained glass, the use of lead came is one method of connecting the pieces of glass together. I wasn’t aware of the terminology until just recently. It was only when Ken Lee, my instructor, guided me through my first stained glass piece.

As an aside, my husband and I rescued some colored pieces of glass from an old door on a dilapidated shed on our property. The shed was torn down at the time of our acquisition of our house, but I wanted to do something with the glass. It took several years before I got up the courage to give it a go, and with Ken’s expert help, I finally finished the piece in February of this year. It hangs in our kitchen window.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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9 Responses to BP: Haiku Window, Stained Glass

  1. This is so lovely, Nan. šŸ™‚

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  2. Thank you, Barbara. I don’t usually explain my haiku as they need to stand as written, but I figured any readers might not know what lead came was. Moreover, they might consider it some sort of typo. Poets can withstand anything but a misprint (as one Salada tag-line says). ā¤

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  3. Jules says:

    Best to you! Congratulations!

    I remember doing a piece in art class… perhaps High School.
    You’ve given me an idea about what to do with my beach glass… though the pieces aren’t that large. I wonder how small they make those lead channels.

    You have also reminded me about the history of Rose Windows – usually of stained glass. Often in religious buildings. Interesting info on the net. Quite a bit of history for Rose Windows.

    A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery.

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    • Thanks. I still say you should try your hand at the prompts on the site. This week’s (through Sunday evening at 11:59PM) is open window. I have sent two but don’t know whether either have been selected.

      You can also use copper foil for irregularly shaped glass. It is a technique that I have not used yet, but hope to learn with the next piece I do.

      I have made a small box lid out of beach glass. Basically I made a mosaic pieces by using white glue, that theoretically dries clear, to hold the pieces in place.

      One of the local Presbyterian churches is proud of their rose window, but more impressive was the one at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The most spectacular stained glass window was in York, England. It was heart-shaped rather than the circular rose window. I should send you a photo of it as I took several when we were there in 1998. I really love hearts and have done quite a few collages with hearts as the theme so seeing this heart window was so exciting.

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      • Jules says:

        Have you got a link for the foundation… I have trepidation about being judged – not good enough… But I could look at the link.

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  4. http://www.haikufoundation.org, choose Home, then go to Haiku Window. The contact link (near the top o the column) is how you can send a haiku (or two or three) to KJ Munro. I don’t always get in, but the prompts keep me writing. I worry about being judged, too, but I have found that the more I write and submit, the more acceptances I have received. Those that reject me more than twice, I don’t bother submitting to because I don’t like to be rejected. Or to quote David Bowie’s song “Fame”: “I’ll reject you first!”

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    • http://www.thehaikufoundation.org, choose Home, then go to Haiku Window. The contact link (near the top o the column) is how you can send a haiku (or two or three) to KJ Munro. I don’t always get in, but the prompts keep me writing. I worry about being judged, too, but I have found that the more I write and submit, the more acceptances I have received. Those that reject me more than twice, I don’t bother submitting to because I don’t like to be rejected. Or to quote David Bowie’s song “Fame”: “I’ll reject you first!”

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  5. But only the UK players can experience these games.

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