November 11, 2011
Haiga 688 Nicholas Virgilio haiku 1
Haiku by Nicholas (Nick) Virgilio (1928-1989). Artwork by myself.
This is more an illustration than a haiga, but I somehow felt that I wanted to illustrate the scene. It is purely from my imagination. Nicholas wrote a series of haiku about his brother who died in Viet Nam War. I first found the haiku in Cor's haiku anthology, and one of them became a haiga.
When the war was raging, I was in Hawaii, attending high school with little knowledge of the war for I was too preoccupied with my own little war (assimilation) to see what was happening in the world. Fortunately I survived my war and here I am, writing a blog.