watercolor painting showing a beach with a small blue creek flowing past boulders to the sea. On the right, a steep green hill with trees. Lower left, the text of the haiku: mouth of the river/an ever-changing story/told to the sea

mouth of the river
an ever-changing story
told to the sea

13 Responses

  1. Rafi Lev Says:

    Thank you fellow poet… May you continue to flow & grow in BEAUTY !

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Thank you!

  3. Mary Jo Balistreri Says:

    Thank you.

  4. Alexa Selph Says:

    Love the idea of the "mouth" telling a story. Thank you!

  5. Mojde Says:


    Up and On
    there was a drop (rain)
    flowing over a mountain towards a sea (river)
    Thank you

  6. Marita Says:


    Your art and haiku are superb individually, And outstanding as haiga.

    Everyone I have sent your cards to has commented on their beauty and the warm feeling they elicit.



  7. Annette Makino Says:

    Thank you so much, Marita! It's great to know my art is touching people.

  8. Rise Daniels Says:

    Great drawing and haiku! Wonderful!!

  9. Dru Says:

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  10. janewilliams Says:

    Truly inspiring work. Thank you.

  11. martin1223 Says:

    a token in the river’s mouth
    ferryman crossing over

  12. Annette Makino Says:

    Thank you all for your very kind (and creative) responses! I am touched.

  13. Magyar Says:

    Such lovely paint work and verse Annette, wondrous_!
    __ I could easily be condemned for my minimal, unskilled and drifty imagination. Because, as I first saw this painting a day ago, I envisioned that center stone as a face… winking at yesterday's failures passing by… to hide within that collective sea. _m

    stone face
    as its right eye winks
    this passage

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