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:
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.