& More - Grooks

I have been influenced by “Grooks” the creation of Piet Hein, a Danish scientist, poet and artist.  Grooks are typically a combination of a sketch and short poem forming an aphoristic unit.

The poems associated with grooks can be rhyming or freeform, limericks or I suppose haikus, senryus or tankas.  If the poems are the Japanese short poems then the line between grooks and haiga will be blurred.

This would be an interesting idea to play around with – stay tuned.

 

Below are some examples of Piet Hein’s grooks.  

gooks1.jpg
coexistence or no existence.jpg