Monthly Archives: August 2011

lounging in light blue

From August 25, 2011, "Birds on a wire" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

lounging in light blue,
the wire’s eyes watch over all  —
time enough for change

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!

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seeking summer shade

From August 22, 2011, "Horse in the early evening" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

seeking summer shade,
mites find a horse-shaped shadow —
sunset glows like snow

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


WAND Chronicles Update

We’re hard at work putting together The WAND Chronicles, the book documenting our trip. We’re giving it to many of our donors, and it will eventually be available for sale through the blog as well. We don’t know exactly when we will finish, but we’re hoping to send it to the printer by the end of September. Jeremy and I have started to have regular editorial meetings, and Richard will be working on design. The book will probably be 60-70 pages long.

Here’s our table of contents (subject to change, of course):

Introduction

Sketch and profile for each participant

Maps

Day-by-day account with journal excerpts (the bulk of the book)

A few meditations/essays

Profiles of some of the people we met

Interview of an oil worker

WAND by the numbers (fun fact section)

List of animals we saw and heard

Acknowledgements


from high, ripe tables

From August 9, 2011, "On top of Table Butte" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

from high, ripe tables
the whole world seems edible —
rocks crunch under boot

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


sun-lights spill, drowning

From August 6, 2011, "Oil Derrick" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

sun-lights spill, drowning
the digging ground in white heat —
black blood bubbles up

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


A Few WAND Pictures

Thought I’d post a few pictures as we continue to work on the book and calendar. I didn’t take any pictures myself- the first three here are Bruce’s, and the last one was taken by my mom.

Here are Richard, Tyler and Jeremy at our campsite atop Sentinel Butte on the first night of the WAND. We appreciated having that little rock bench to cook and sit on.

We drew this at a bar in Medora, on a wooden post with numerous other signatures and messages.

Our campsite in the Little Missouri National Grassland. I like this shot because the surroundings dwarf our tents.

 

The WANDerers and friends on the last night of the trip, at the Crown Butte recreational area just outside of Mandan, ND.

 


in blue times or gold

From July 30, 2011, "Clover, Cowboy, Sunset" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

in blue times or gold,
clovers cannot overcome —
all go to pasture

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


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