March 3, 2009

Haiga 174

Haiku by Alice Farrington of UK.
Alice is a school girl, and wrote this haiku as a classroom work. The surrealistic quality is notable.
The Shasei or sketch-like approach to haiku, which was advocated by Masaoka Shiki, marked the beginning of the modern Japanese haiku. Since then, Japanese haiku has gone through many stages of develpements, including the free-verse (like Santoka and Hosai), and the surrealistic approach.
I will be on the road for a few days.

1 comment:

John McDonald said...

love it kuni san and yes you've captured that schoolchild surrealism excellently