Reposted with permission from the Hailstone Haiku Circle Icebox Haiku on plates.Lawrence Jiko Barrow kindly opened his studio to Hailstone for a composition stroll (ginko) on Sun., 20 April, 2014. After lunch, we tried to paint, in underglaze colours onto preformed plates, something of what we had experienced. Each plate featured a haiku, some of which are given below. photo-24The woods behind the studio rise steeply towards a hillcrest, on which stands the mausoleum of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, hardly a haiku figure! The fallen leaves were a mixture of the previous autumn’s (still unswept and undecayed) and the leaf-fall of the broadleaved evergreen trees and bamboos, which choose spring to shed. The dog, which belongs to Jiko’s landlord, is called ‘Charo’.     photo-10Easter Sunday – the hailstone iron kettle rusty ……………. Jiko Higashiyama – Cherry petals on the trail A dog is reluctant to walk ……………. Tomoo white fungus has wound around the dead oak … silence ……………. Mayumi Kawaharada photo-1rustling fallen leaves as we walk: new spiralling ferns ……………. Akira Kibi The dog confuses My pen with a snack – Spring woodland ……………. Tito Circumambulating The bamboo grove, My father gently recalled ……………. Ursula Maierl photo-2Absorbed in serenity Leaves rustle, birds sing – The warlord’s tomb! ……………. Eiko Mori Hideyoshi’s tomb – Nobody sweeps here But the April wind ……………. Branko Manojlovic Others participating: Peggy McMonagle, Akito Mori, John Dougill
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