HAIGA: written by Patricia Kelly, illustrated by Andrea Gradidge
I started to type that this is the wrong season for this haiga. But not if I were still living in New York city, instead of freshly and happily ensconced in sunny and warm southern California. :-) Hey, spring doesn't officially come in for a day or two, anyway ...
This is one of three haiga that Andrea graciously made of some of my haiku. The three haiga were actually done years ago and were (at least by me) thought to be lost to her and my computer crashes and such. But, lo and behold, in inquiring further we found out that a mutual friend of ours had all three archived. Thanks so much, Oino!
I wrote the two haiku on this haiga after viewing a PBS documentary on Hokkaido, Japan. I recall hearing that the Ainu say chipmunks are slippers of the gods left behind after they made the world (isn't that delightful?); that swans are said to carry the winter on their wings; and that cranes are so beautiful they are said to wear clothes from heaven. And I say thanks again to Andrea for the heavenly setting she created for these two haiku.
‘til next time, keep dreaming,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems.