Haiku : Japanese Art & Poetry 2019 Wall CalendarPOMEGRANATE
The roots of Japanese haiku reach back over a thousand years. In the Japanese haiku poem, as in life, there is a pause, a shift, in which the poet celebrates sensory awareness of the season, perhaps suggested by the scent of red plum blossoms or the silence of snow-covered tree limbs. The timeless appeal of this understated poetic form may be the human desire to capture one’s impressions of a fleeting moment. Such seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. This calendar features 12 haiku paired with reproductions of exquisite Japanese woodcuts from the collection of Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in British Columbia. Each poem is rendered in Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration and English translation.
- 12 x 13 inches, opens to 12 x 26 inches