February 23, 2011
Haiga 508 Yosa Buson haiku 18
Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.
I knew this haiku from my elementary school days. After I started making haiga, this haiku was one of the first to challenge, but somehow I was not satisfied with the result. I redid and redid.
I am now pretty comfortable with this one, though I might work on it again.
Japanese version is read: Haru(spring) no(of) umi(sea) hinemosu(all day long) no ra ri no ta ri(onomatopoeia of sea water movement) kana
One difficulty I faced and worked again and again is "no ta ri no ta ri" part of the haiku. It is the movement of the spring waves: repetitious, slow, languorous movement. Even though it is mentioned in the haiku, I wanted to show it visually so that the image alone can convey the feel.