August 15, 2011
Haiga 629 Alan Summers haiku
Haiku by Alan Summers (UK). Artwork by myself.
A few days ago, Alan san asked me to make a haiga for his haiku. He said it would be a cover or something of his haiku booklet. This haiga here is what I sent to him in reply. I added the Japanese translation, too.
I placed some stars in the eye-blind. The shine of the stars is contained in the blackness of the eye-blind--I meant this to be the memory. Sentimental and also humorous haiku.
In the first version, I made a typo, which Alan san pointed out. I am a typo person, I admit. In the past, I was responsible for a few magazines. How did I manage to survive the responsibility? Well, I always had a good proof reader as my assistant. I just contributed ideas for the content.