February 27, 2011
Haiga 521 Carol Purington haiku 1
Haiku by Carol Purington. Artwork by myself.
Carol san and I are the same age, but in most of her life she is bedridden. I came to know her haiku from a boxful of haiku books An'ya san had sent to me. Two of Carol's haiku books were in the box. I liked her haiku and made some haiga. I sent her printouts of the haiga so she could look at them without turning on computer each time.
This morning, I got an email from her, saying that she's gotten a new computer so this time, I sent to her a CD, containing my haiga ebooks, some of which contain Carol haiga. Also contained is haiga ebook of Basho's "Narrow Road to the Deep North".
I am happy to know that she is still well enough to handle a new computer, and enthusiastic about writing and appreciating haiku.
This haiga here is in the ebook. Before I post it here, I changed the layout and the colors a bit. As you've probably noticed, I got the left bottom figure from Andrew Wyeth's painting, "Christina’s World". Carol lives in MA, and Wyeth painted in New England area so there's a connection.