|Norman Darlington lives in Ireland's southeast, in rolling countryside between granite mountains and sandy beaches. His work in haiku and related genres has been published in print and online in a number of journals and anthologies worldwide. He has a special interest in the work of haikuists from the Balkans and southeast Europe. Some samples of his poetry and art can be seen on his website, Xaiku. This photo-haiga is from a journey along the Niger river in West Africa.