Thursday, July 1, 2010
inspired by haiku again
Yes... I know dragonflies aren't in season quite yet, at least not where I live. But I just adore their shape, their design. Don't you? I love the fact that they swoop into our yard in the late summer, early fall, and gobble up all the mosquitoes. Don't you? I love how dragonflies inspired so many of Kobayashi Issa's haiku. Don't you?
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Dragonflies often landed on my son's outstretched finger when he was small, but will have nothing to do with me. I wonder what they know about us. Still I enjoy seeing them. They are mentioned a lot in the haiku of Santoka, my favorite haiku poet.ReplyDelete
I used to play like that when I was small, but haven't tried it in a long time. I wonder if they would reject me now? Thanks for suggesting Santoka. I will definitely have to brush up on him since you say he mentions dragonflies a lot!ReplyDelete
What a lovely painting! The subtle shading in the wings is great. :-)ReplyDelete
Like your autumn maples painting, dragonflies remind me of a cooler season.ReplyDelete