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.

2 comments:

Devika said...

aside the background, i just love that haiku, such compassionate identification,

and Kuni-san the art makes it so very light -- lovely :)

wishes,
devika

Devika said...

and think of those affected children, our hearts weep, and prayers go out for them -- so limited is our ability,

wishes,
devika