"One Tiny Feather"

by Beverley George, Mariko Kitakubo
and Ron C. Moss


One of the delights of the Japanese poetic genres is the way in which they can be shared, whether on a ginko; in various forms of linked, responsive writing, or even through games based on classical poems. A further possibility is the haiga which may be the work of an individual poet, or a seamless collaborative combination of haiku, calligraphy and art.

In this set of ten harmoniously conceived haiga, each component complements the other two. The previously published or awarded haiku of Australian Central Coast poet and former president of the Australian Haiku Society, Beverley George, are translated into the delicate calligraphy of Tokyo tanka poet and performer, Mariko Kitakubo, and further enhanced by the skilled and sensitive sumi-e of Tasmanian poet and artist, Ron C. Moss.

This is their second collaboration. The first was a set of five haiga on distinctly Australian rural themes, for display at the international 4th Haiku Pacific Rim Conference on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia in September 2009.

Click here for acknowledgement
of previous publication of the haiku

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