In dust & heat:
brow sweat trickles
pungent hyssop

—Norman Darlington
        

About the author: Norman Darlington lives in rural Ireland surrounded by the sights and smells that provide constant inspiration for his work. He has been published, on- and off-line, on three continents.


It is the philosophy and art of Taneda Santoka, his marrying of the spiritual with the earthy and mundane, and his total identity of life and art, which form the single most important influence on Norman's work. You can see some of his photo-haiga at Norman’s haiga


 

Responses to the haiku for 8 July 2004 by Norman Darlington

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-08 02:42:56
     

    that single dig
    he made eons ago
    mental synergy now

  2.  
    2004-07-08 06:25:22
     

    a cool breeze
    the restless child
    settles for a nap

  3.  
    2004-07-09 16:05:14
     

    Norman, this is wonderfully effective --
    it speaks to the senses...
    :-)


    softly mounded earth --
    deep footprints lead away
    from the shovel

  4.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-13 15:41:00
     

    blister of a summer day ...
    errant gnat
    beneath one's eyelid

    -


    norm, i must make more time, to view your haiga in detail

    -

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2005-08-28 13:27:46
     

    In front of
    his sweaty forhead
    the thirsty fly esitates

  6.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-03 19:03:07
     

    this crow's caw
    midst dust, rust, and shadows--
    oh yeah, a recluse pigeon too

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