August 7, 2011
Haiga 625 Kaneko Tohta haiku - minnow
Haiku by Kaneko, Tohta (Japan). Artwork by myself.
My town is surrounded by expanse of rich patches, which at this time of the year are covered with new green leaves of rice plants. The patches are always filled with water, and there are many small acuatic lives, including minnows. No matter how old you gets, these small lives always attract your eyes. Kaneko san is no exception. I assume he stayed by a stream and watched the minnows for some time, a story sprang in his mind, and then wrote this haiku.
I am off to Tokyo for several days. I will be one of many many minnows in a big pond.
a strayed minnow
in a water puddle