May 2, 2011
Haiga 577 Masanori Matsuda haiku-2
Again, haiku by Masanori Matsuda. Photo is by Dave Anderson. I did English translation and digital manipulation of the photo.
David took this photograph after the New Orleans flood caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Though the magnitude differs, what New Orleans experienced resembles the devastation in North East Japan.
After 50 days, there are still more than 130,000 evacuees staying at numerous shelters scattering in the broad areas. Their homes and daily lives had turned from physical to just reflection image on the water surface.
I enhanced the color of the water puddle to make the photo fitting to this haiku.