November 19, 2010
Haiku and photo by myself. I had taken this photograph a few days ago, because the vivid contrast of red and green caught my eyes. I contemplated haiku while looking at the photo, and came up with this one here. Then yesterday, the book "Red Leaves" came. Nice coincidence.
The body perishes, but the core of life, which I like to believe is the soul, continues to live and moves on to the next life cycle.
This haiga is a good example of how haiku verse and image interact.
Haiku alone is:
resting on green clover
to be born green again
But with the photo, you need not write "red" and "clover" because the photo has those information.