April 17, 2011
Haiga 566 Sachie Suzuki haiku -eyes from the world
Haiku by Sachie Suzuki. Artwork and English translation by myself.
Ms. Suzuki lives in the city of Yasu, Shiga Prefecture. Her haiku, selected by Tohta Kaneko for Asahi Shinbun newspaper haiku column, was written to encourage fellow Japanese in the north.
To me, it seems to connote layers of meaning. There are indeed many eyes watching Japan from the world: sympathetic and caring eyes for those affected by the natrual disaster, and at the same time, eyes with anxiety and maybe accusation for the subsequent nuke problem.
Haiku is short and small, but is really like a deep pond.