May 5, 2011
Haiga 579 Ram Krishna Singh haiku
Haiku by Dr. Ram Krishna Singh of India. Artwork by myself.
Dimitar Anakiev of Slovenia emailed me the other day, asking me to do some haiga and cover illustration for the anthology he is putting together. The anthology will have many anti-war haiku from around the world. This haiga is made from one of them. All together, there will be more than 10 artworks so this will keep me busy for a while.
Keeping myself busy in creative work is really a good thing in a time like now, when I feel gloomy by constantly hearing worrisome news of the nuke, of people who had to evacuate from the dangerous zones, and of all the dogs, cats, and livestocks being left behind.
Other than Anakiev project, I am preparing 8 haiga for a literary journal published by a university in Kentucky.
I got a letter from Dr. Hirata yesterday. He publishes an anthology called "Haiku Friends" annually. He invites me again to submit 11 haiku for the new issue. This will keep me busy, too, and I am thankful for all these projects.