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.