Saturday, 29 September 2007
Dragonfly catcher tag
This is a tag I made recently for a swap on a theme Wings.
I have chosen a poem by a Japanese poetess Chiyojo (1703-1775)(another spelling of her name is Chiyo Ni) selected and translated into English by Daniel C.
Buchanan in his book "One Hundred Famous Haiku" (1973).
How far have you gone today
In your wandering?
This is a beautiful and poignant poem, which was composed after her only son died, who was fond of hunting dragonflies.
I painted the little boy with acrylic, so that the leaf is seen through his body, as he is not a real boy, but a dream, a vision from the past. He is wandering in the fields of memory of his mother hunting dragonflies. After all these centuries you can still feel the pain and melancholy.
Papers used: BG and a wallpaper sample