December 25, 2010
Haiga 458 Snow Country haiga
Haiku by myself. Photo by Vytautas Serys.
I can almost hear someone in the car yelling, " Hey, close the window, shut the cold wind out".
This photo reminded me of Kawabata, Yasunari's "Snow Country". The haiku got a hint from the first sentence of the novel.
When I had chance to visit the same snow country, which is in Niigata, I took Jyoetsu Shinkan-sen train. It is the super express train with fixed window so nobody cannot open it. When a long tunnel ended, snow covered fields and mountains of Echigo-Yuzawa sprawled before my eyes. It was so nice to view such a pristine landscape from the warm and comfortable seat of the train.
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I love train related haiku! ;-)
the sushi bar opens up
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Ed. Masaharu Hirata
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2. Aesthetics, Bath Spa University BA literary journal (2007)
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World Haiku Review
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2. 4seasons anthology: Winter Chapter (2010)
Alan’s Area 17 blog
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