August 5, 2011

Haiga 624 Hosaku Shinohara haiku - stars


Haiku by Hosaku Shinohara. Artwork by myself.
Have you ever seen skyful of stars, I mean all the stars from the big ones to tiny ones, all visible?
I have. Once in a remote countryside of India, another time at the top of Mt. Maunakea in Hawaii. I was simply amazed and awed at seeing so many stars, which I had never known existed above me all the time. The sheer size of the sky itself was overwhelming, too.

Another thing I noticed was that at the top of high mountain where the air is thinner, stars do not twinkle. Stars twinkle because of the thick layer of atmosphere so it only happens on the ground level. I rather see stars twinkling, though, for it looks as though they are alive, breathing or something.

Shinohara observed the similar sky at the sea. I made this haiga, remembering my own experience of skyful of stars.

P.S. The word "skyful" is not in dictionary. I made it up, but still it works, does it not?

5 comments:

Devika Jyothi said...

"under skyful of stars" - i think it gives a new dimension to the usual 'under a sky full of stars' Kuni-san...adds to the surreal/dreamy quality of the picture :)

wishes,
devika

Gillena Cox said...

awesome, haiga; i do agree with you i prefer to see the stars twinkling; in their compelling magical way

much love...

Gabi Greve said...

Just back from a sky full of clouds ... but your haiga composition is lovely!
Tomorrow is Tanabata night ... hoping for a nighful of stars !

Gabi

kuni_san said...

Thank you all.
Yes, Tanabata night. Hope we can see the Milky Way. It's been cloudy for a while now.

Gwilym Williams said...

This reminds me of the time I was in the mountains and the planet Mars was so close to Earth that I could clearly see the 2 Martian moons with my naked eye