July 21, 2011

Haiga 612 Casimiro de Brito haiku2

Haiku by Casimiro de Brito. Artwork by myself.
I was not a swimmer at all, but after I moved to Hawaii, swimming came very naturally to me, I even became enthusiastic about it. In college years, I used to ride bicycle to and from the campus, and often I made a bit long way to Ala Moana Beach to swim. That was when I learned to swim long distance, like a mile. A happy young swimmer in a paradise.

I was also constantly jogging up and down hill of Nuuanu Valley, along the Pali Highway. If the Ironman Triathlon Hawaii was there then, I would have seriously considered participating.

Now, I regularly go to an indoor swimming pool in my town. It's like I have been swimming good part of my life. A happy old swimmer now. When I pass away, I will be swimming for a while in the River of Heaven, or Milky Way, until I find a pool in a mother's womb.

Gentle swell of sea,
I just let my body
float and rock


Alan Summers said...

I love the haiga!

Your own haiku just shows you don't have to be a good swimmer to enjoy the sea when it's kind to us.

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Devika Jyothi said...

Nice reading the note and haiga, Kuni-san :)

yes, now i remember...the art work reminds of the first haiga by Casimiro i read ..."all of earth children fighting for a balloon" --war anothology i guess, (i was trying to recall the other day; but couldn't)

On a side-note...chaos is a good place for creativity, it is said- i am not sure if you would agree,


Devika Jyothi said...


the haiga i think i mis-worded...there's chaos in that too - i remember, but can't get it right :)


kuni_san said...

Chaos means not a void but existence of unorganized things, numerous things. Creative minds can put some of the things together and make something structured like a work of art.

kuni_san said...

You're right, Alan san.
But after a long swim, doing like in my haiku is even better.

Devika Jyothi said...

okay and yes, Kuni-san ....work of art as a structured thing out of chaos - but once done there's a void...and that's a beautiful experience too - until another choas sets in - the chaos, as opposed to common thought, must be worthwhile experience from the artists' perspective,

war, calamities, etc can be seen so as well, though there's a sad part in that...ironically they often bring out the best works for humanity -

in that sense -- i think Casimiro's first haiga was so much of a criticism on the war and peace concept :)


Devika Jyothi said...

"then chaos, as opposed to common thought, must be worthwhile experience....