Today I am pleased as punch to welcome Diane Mayr, self-described casual poet, librarian, children's writer, and lover of noodles, to the Haiku Garden. Huzzah! Huzzah!
Diane may call herself a casual poet, yet her haiku and haiga often blow me away with their profound simplicity-- bite-sized morsels of beauty and truth. With a few spare moments in my day, I will often gravitate toward her blog, Random Noodling, for inspiration.
And just to prove my point, check out today's little ditty, this gorgeous haiga about wisteria-- "pernicious in its growth, but fragrant and lovely when it is in bloom," according to Diane. (Art is from a Japanese book (1814), which is in the "Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan" collection of the NY Public Library.)
So am I right or am I right? For someone reluctant to cut back her wisteria, Diane does wonders with her poetic pruning shears!
What Diane didn't know when she sent me this beauty, was that I, too, love that particular flowering plant. In fact, seventeen years ago I was married under a magical canopy of wisteria. It bloomed just for us... for our special day...
Cutting it back? Definitely not an option.
Thank you for visiting today, Diane, and for taking me on that lovely trip down memory lane.