Tree climbing: haiga by  Geoffrey Chalkley, haiku by David Caruso

tree climbing
the smallest child
the highest up






The haiku “tree climbing” appeared in “The Saturday Evening Post” online ed. on Aug 24, 2010.

The painting is by Geoffrey Chalkley, who grew up in Croydon, England and is a graduate of the Liverpool School of Architecture. He has worked as an architect in London and Philadelphia. In 2002, renewing a lifelong interest in art, he attended a pastel drawing class taught by Natalie Italiano at the Markheim Art Center in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He has continued to study with Natalie who herself is a student of internationally renowned portrait artist Nelson Shanks. Geoffrey lives with his wife Sharon and son Matthew in Haddonfield.

11 Responses

  1. Lisa Brown Says:

    Little monkey! ;-)

  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Beautiful painting and poem.

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    I enjoy this haiku more each time.


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    This little picture has so many meaning in it. It is completely filled with richness of thoughts. It depicts how the young generation of this world is facing so many problems at such a tender age. This can also mean that they will saturate at a point and they would not want to grow at a point and that is when they reach the top.

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    This drawing very unique. When i saw it at first, i didn't noticed little details like kids on stand under tree. This picture can be understood only if you're watching it with attention.

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