July 20, 2011

Haiga 611 Casimiro de Brito haiku -the sea


Haiku by Casimiro de Brito (Portugal). Artwork by myself.
Casimiro san is a well established poet, so well that he is often mentioned as a candidate for Nobel Prize in Literature. I met him in my town, when I helped organizing the 2nd. World Haiku Association Conference. He's been a regular face at the subsequent conferences, and also at the 1st Tokyo Poetry Festival two years ago.

The sea... Life on the earth goes way way back, born as a simple primitive life form at the bottom of the sea, around where hot water gushed out. That is what the recent scientific findings tell. Not only that, the sea produces from a tiny life forms and all kinds of minerals to devastating tsunami and typhoon. The sea is indeed the biggest producer on the earth.

7 comments:

Devika Jyothi said...

I am in absolute awe of this haiku...and art, Kuni-san...though the idea has crossed the mind many times - fantastic articulation and art -- loved it! :)

wishes,
devika

Devika Jyothi said...

Just realised -- a candidate for Nobel prize -- no words then, my admiration was just my expression of it...i remember reading about him before here :)

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

Thanks for correcting the typo, Devika san.

kuni_san said...

Yes, I wrote about him once on this blog. The same guy who shows up with different girl friend each time.

Devika Jyothi said...

hahaha! yeah...perhaps that's why he writes such awesome haiku...no just a thought, because i think the more people/women they meet the more they know about tears :)
(there's a song - No woman, No cry :)

but i don't really get/realise which typo i corrected Kuni-san -- may be by default :)

wishes,
devika

Peter Newton said...

OUTSTANDING haiku and artwork--one of my instant favorites.
All the best to poet and painter.

--Peter

Alan Summers said...

Excellent haiku and haiga. Great to see a mainstream poet who can do haiku, especially a Nobel Prize candidate level writer.

Must be your influence kuni_san! ;-)

Alan
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