Sunday, 30 October 2011


the sun
on the mountain
below the cloud

An haiku accompanied by an illustration (or these days it may well be a photo) is called a haiga. But there's a skill in finding the image. Not any sun with cloud and mountain picture would fit to the above haiku with its mysterious riddle wrapped in an enigma. I appear to have outfoxed myself. I let it stand alone.


  1. Yes, I think you have to take the photo of the moment yourself for a haiga. It is impossible to get that moment from somewhere else.

  2. I think it's not impossible but I agree it is very difficult because generally you are doing it I think the wrong way round. I think it's best if you have the image first and then work it out from there - although I know the haiga link in Japan I have ,for example, he does it the hard way ;) takes the message first mostly from contributors and then adds his own images.


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