circles, squares, and triangles
In a world full of seemingly random shapes and patterns, it's nice to know that some things are still predictable. So we were thrilled to see two frogs making fractals on a computer.
For those who don't know, a fractal is a shape that can be divided into smaller parts, each of which is a scaled-down version of the whole. And these two frogs seem to be masters at making fractals.
We don't know about you, but we find it pretty amazing that two frogs can create such beautiful patterns. So if you need us, we'll be here admiring their handiwork.
The frogs sat before the computer, their eyes wide with anticipation. This was their moment of glory. Finally, they were going to create fractals!
The first frog hopped onto the keyboard and started clicking away. The second frog followed suit, and soon, they made beautiful patterns on the screen.
They worked for hours, never getting tired. The patterns they created were mesmerizing, and people worldwide soon came to see them.
The frogs were happy to share their work with everyone and continued making fractals until they cramped up from all the typing. It was a good thing they enjoyed it so much – because they would be doing it for a long time.
two frogs make fractals
creating pretty patterns
on a computer
Fractal and haibun © Stacey Guenther
Feline Peeper - A Haiku
A voyeur kitty
Relaxing in the bathroom
Watches me shower
The Performance - A Haiku
Blackbird on the fence
Sings a melodious song
A garden delight
Fractal and haiku © Stacey Guenther
Bad Cat - A Haiku
A vampire kitty
Takes a bite of my big toe -
The little devil
(Based on Sheba biting my big toe today.)
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Springtide - A Haiku
A blooming crocus
Never ceases to amaze -
The dawning of spring
Fractal and haiku © Stacey Guenther
Oblivious Rabbit - A Haiku
rabbit eating weeds
doesn't seem to notice
the cat in the window
June 7, 2022 Based on the rabbit outside our window last year that our cat Sheba was watching and growling at.
Fractal and Haiku © Stacey Guenther
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” ~Herman Hesse
In Memory of a Green Friend - A Haiku
“Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~Anais Nin
at the last minute
chosen to play the lead role
the script disappeared
This is based on a nightmare I had last night. In the dream, a woman called to ask me to play the lead role in a play she was directing. The original actress had called to say she couldn't come in that day. I accepted the role. She told me where to pick up the script so I could get my lines. I only had a few hours to remember them. When I went to get the script in a cubicle in an office building, I couldn't find them. I looked everywhere but they weren't there. I felt a lot of anxiety while dreaming.
Fractal, senryu, and dream © Stacey Guenther
Migration - A Haiku
A bar-tailed Godwit
Alaska to New Zealand
Travels the farthest
“Every good idea and all creative work are the offspring of the imagination…. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” ~Carl Jung
I've written several Haiku poems years ago, although I didn't keep copies of them. Early this morning, I started to write a new collection of them. I now have eight of them and I expect to have more before the day is over. I am going to make an endeavor to include my poetry with the art and fractals that I share on this page. I hope that will allow you to enjoy this website even more. Here is one of my Haiku that I wrote today:
vacuous space clouds
floating in the universe -
cosmic dust and gas