Monday, September 5, 2011

The Height of Haiku Challenge - Day 5

Today's Theme : Flourish

difficult theme, isn't it?

calligraphy by Gocho Kankai, 1739 - 1835
image from visipix


bamboo bending with the wind -

the master's calligraphy
bold flourishes of ink


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011


andy sewina said...


Leo said...

japanese tattoo artist? :)

Ron. said...

I struggled with this prompt, too. Love the calligraphy. Perfect choice.

dsnake1 said...


thanks for visiting. :)


thank you!
japanese tattoos are beautiful and intricate. but if you are referring to the picture, it's a calligraphy by a japanese Zen priest, who was also a great artist. :)


thanks! but your end product is very good. :) ( i have taken a look at your post)

Rek said...

A haiku of reverence? beautiful words.

Nanka said...

Loved it! Writing done with great flourish indeed! Can picture the artist's bamboo brush swirling!

Anonymous said...

An enjoyable read.
This was a difficult prompt but I thought you handled it very well.

knot2share said...

There is something peaceful about this day I would like to learn..maybe just how to hold the brush and draw strokes in the air

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, that first line is delicious! I'm still savoring it!

Things That Flourish Here and Here and Here

dsnake1 said...


thank you!


thanks for the visit! I am glad you can visualise the artist at work. :)


yes, i spent some time on it, but i think it came out quite well.


drawing strokes in the air, i think it's a good way to start. :)
yes, there's something peaceful (and energetic) about eastern calligraphy.


that first line caught your attention, right? thanks for stopping by. :)