HAIKU THIS HAIGA!

From the beginning, Haigaonline's signature feature has been the Traditional Haiga section. Here we feature multimedia haiga by our resident staff. Mary B. Rodning paints the image; Hiromi Inoue translates the haiku into Japanese; Shisen adds the calligraphy; Choshi creates a musical setting for bamboo flute, and finally, Jasminka puts on the finishing touches by marrying calligraphy to image.

This issue's haiku was sent to us by Shane Gilreath. Click the thumbnail on the left to view the completed haiga with Shane's delightful poem.

And for a Flash haiga slideshow of the submissions we received from Merrill Gonzales, Laura Hill, Timothy I. Mize, Antonella Filippi, Emily Romano, Jan Turner and Robin White. Click on the thumbnail to the right.

Our next Haiku this Haiga contest will feature this painting by Mary. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2011. Click the thumbnail for an enlarged view and instructions.