May 2016: Opening Her Arms
“The peony was as big as this,”
says the little girl
opening her arms.
Issa, one of the four classic haiku masters of Japan, wrote over 20,000 haiku, often illustrated with his own drawings. His work is known for its simplicity and directness.
After posting art and poetry every day in April, I will be here irregularly for awhile. Lots going on this month. I may not see your posts everyday, either, but I will catch up as time allows.
A note on the grid: I found some flower graphs I had done for sweaters and thought: “I could make a collage out of this.” I was not really thinking about how many of those tiny squares there actually were. The squares were cut from magazine photos I had of flowers.