May 24, 2011
Haiku 592 Kobayashi Issa haiku - orphan sparrow
Haiku by Kobayashi, Issa. Artwork by myself.
A famous haiku, probably the best known haiku by Issa, practically all school children in Japan know this one. All school children including those who reside in the disaster area, many without parents.
A new scholarship is founded in Japan to support those children. Many NPOs and organizations, including my church, are sending repeatedly crews of experts on children to the area to console affected boys and girls. Time to play and have fun is very precious for them now. They are an important part of the future of this country.