March 20, 2011

Haiga 548 Tsunami haiku


Haiku and artwork by myself.
I made a Boson haiga about spring sea before (Haiga 508 http://p.tl/5kdB ).

Slow, endless motion
of spring sea -
all day long
(Buson)

The same spring sea brought huge disaster this time. The earthquake has changed the shape of the ground, container of the sea: raising the sea bottom, and lowering the coast lines. Water, by nature, faithfully follow any changes and its movement is always from high to low. The sudden, big change turned the nature of water into something horrible.
This haiga is almost the same as Boson's, but I changed colors, and made small addition to show the different face of the sea.

Well, the sea has returned to Boson's sea now, slow and calm. The land, however, still shakes, many times a day.

Aftershocks -
sudden fly-ups of sparrows
from budding trees

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wonderful art and words. Prayers to all in Japan for healing of the survivors and blessings on you all.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Fine haiku, also ... I hope things are getting a bit better. Don

daphnepurpus said...

Keeping Japan in my heart hoping for healing for all. Beautiful haiga. May the tremors stop!

Peter Newton said...

I like how your sea birds are at once dwarfed by the tsunami wave, putting things in perspective, and also gracefully unscathed. There's a gentleness to this haiga despite the subject matter. Soothing.

--Peter

Miriam Sagan said...

This is all really beautiful. Might I reblog at Miriam's Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com)--I'm working on a section...

kuni_san said...

Thank you all for nice comments. Making artwork, and writing are the healing in a difficult time like now.
Miriam san, please go right ahead.