Haiku by J.D. Heskin (USA). Artwork by myself. The kanji in the haiga are the first four kanji from a poem by a prominet Chinese poet, Du Fu ( 杜甫 ), (712–770). They mean, a country was defeated, but moutains and rivers still remained. One kanji is missing but still the meaning is obvious.
This is a famous poem that anyone who attended high school in Japan know it. The poem came to my mind when I read the haiku by Heskin so I added it to this haiga. I think the complex images of the kanji contrast well with the minimally simple image of the rest of the haiga.