Haiku has been a growing interest to me since I first visited Japan in 1990. Often Haiku comes into my imagination when I experience something, see a picture or remember a moment from my past. In this blog I am sharing some of my Haiku linked to an image with a short story about the place, event, experience, or character. This combination of art and poetry is known as Haiga, many of the old Japanese poets including Basho practised Haiga
For instance this picture of Kara at the sweet age of about 14 weeks would most likely conjure up images of sweetness and cuteness.
My haiku linked to the image creates a haiga
don’t be fooled by looks
There is much more than cuteness, Kara was a horror, she was full on action, mischief and demanding attention every waking moment of her early childhood. So my haiku links to the image and asks the reader/viewer to look closely at the subject. The eyes should give her away, she is looking for the next bit of action.