Sumie Haiku Poetry

Custom Japanese Calligraphy

The writing on this scroll is a famous haiku ¿¿¿ poem by Matsuo Basho. It reads Shizukesaya ¿¿¿¿ Oh in the quietude Iwa ni Shimi iru ¿¿¿¿¿¿ Seeping into the rock Semi no Koe ¿¿¿ The voices of cicadas. Haiku poetry is formed by a five/seven/five mora pattern. It typically must contain some mention of the season of the year. In this case, the deafening sound of the Cicaida emerging is an event that happens every year in the summer. In order to complement this poem, I used a > MORE leaf pattern of the cloth. This scroll is in the Maru Hyougu style with the Ten, Chi and Hashira surrounding the work with the Ichimonji. I used two primary colors, the Red Kinran and Blue Kireji, to provide a strong contrast for the centerpiece of the scroll. The blue leaf cloth I have had for some time, and was looking for the correct time to use it. The Semi in this work standing on the leaf stem was a good match. This picture was drawn by Sumi-e artist Teiko Applebaum of Seattle. I have grown to love her style of painting which is both plain and straightforward. ^ LESS

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General Style: Transitional

Type: Framed, Original

Color / Finish: White, Blue, Red

Number of Prints in This Edition: 1

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