November 3, 2011
Haiga 686 Ban'ya Natsuishi haiku 4
Haiku by Ban'ya Natsuishi. Artwork by myself.
Ban'ya san wrote several interesting haiku when he was invited to a poetry festival held in Genoa, Italy a few years back. Some people who are used to reading usual type of haiku might find this one perplexing. It is indeed perplexing so I guess the interpretation is up to the readers. You need not to "understand" it, but just "feel" it. That is what I did and came up with this image, which in turn perplexed Ban'ya san. It is a kind of creative game. Besides, how else would I have included Japanese haiku and three translations in a single image?