• Diane M Kellogg

Sketch Pad - January 29, 2021


A mini-lesson about Haiga.


We have all heard of Haiku, defined by Miriam Webster as

"haiku : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectivelyalso : a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haiku


A little cuckoo across a hydrangea. Yosa Buson(1716 - 1784) Public Domain Image.


Did you know that the Japanese style painting that often accompanies these lovely poems is called Haiga?


Learn more at...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiga#:~:text=Haiga%20(%E4%BF%B3%E7%94%BB%2C%20haikai%20drawing),observations%20of%20the%20everyday%20world.


Quote of the Day -


We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.

Kahlil Gibran




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