Here, at an Asilomar Haiku Retreat,
Carolyn Fitz demonstrates how one can soften the water-soluble ink
of the Pilot Parallel Pen with a waterbrush.
She was using a photo from a newspaper as a suggestion for a seascape,
Now, many of us bring some art materials with is to each Retreat.
light of one candle
used in lighting another
on this spring evening
Buson was more well known
during his lifetime for his art,
rather than for the haiku
that he often painted in calligraphy
on his ink paintings.
This version is from the small book by Cid Corman
called Little Enough, Gnomon Press, 1991, page 21.