Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring Rain

see haiku here (January 9, 2012)

     Kuniharu Shimizu created another impressive artwork for my haiku. To explain this haiga, this is what he wrote in his blog--

     According to Wikipedia, the leaf I used here is "Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple (Japanese: irohamomiji) is a species of woody plant native to Japan, Nort h Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia.
     Momiji leaves change color; from Green to orange and to red. Spacious canopy they provide is what I like the most. Each leaf is small and always reminds me of child's hand, hence I used it in this haiga.

     I couldn't have thought of a better image that would go with my "spring rain" haiku. He created it perfectly! As you can see here in my blog, I love how fall leaves turn into different colors. I also love how leaves fall softly to the ground. Though I haven't seen a momiji leaf in real life, I can hear the wind chime. I can feel the breeze. I can see and hear the momiji leaf brushing the wind chime like a child's hand.      


  1. __My instant, humble echo of this fine haiga. _m

    this child
    plucks the wind chimes
    summer harp

    __This imaginative art and your fine haiku, thus a grand, teamwork haiga!

  2. Thanks a lot for the kind comment. I'm glad this one inspired you to write your own haiku. It was once said that a haiku is born when it is shared and another person responds with a haiku that touches his/her heart. :-)

  3. Thanks! I love visiting his site. His artworks make me smile! :-)

  4. What an honor that he made art out of your words, Christine! :) I too love his work; never ceases to amaze me! :)

  5. Thank you, Ed, for finding time to stop by and for the kind words. :-)

  6. I agree, Kathy! I'm really very honored. Thanks for posting this haiga on your poet page on Facebook! :-)

  7. I've got one:

    mockingbirds singing
    the melody
    of wind chimes

  8. This is a lovely haiku, Ed! Thanks for sharing. :-)