October 6, 2011
Haiga 667 Elizabeth S. Lamb haiku
Haiku by Elizabeth S. Lamb (USA). Artwork by myself.
While many of haiku written outside of Japan are based on direct observation of certain moments, the kind of haiku advocated by Masaoka Shiki, there are more of haiku written with variety of manners in Japan. One of that is one with dreamy quality. Almost like surrealistic.
Haiku is a poetry. So, like any other genre of literature and fine arts, haiku can also explore many possibilities other than direct observation. The efforts would make a shortest form of poetry just as powerful as the other artistic forms.