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Autumn 2009, vol 7 no 3
 

TRADITIONAL HAIGA
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Ron Moss and Ferris Gilli ~ haiga


I have long admired Ron Moss's haiku and art, envying his ability to combine poetry and illustration in haiga that evoke a range of emotions. It is such a pleasure to see how his paintings complement my haiku and speak to the heart of each one. — Ferris Gilli

It was with great pleasure I picked up the brush and created sumi-e to these wonderful haiku by Ferris, who has been a friend, mentor and fellow traveller on the haiku path for many years. In the old tradition a painter would add his work to the finest poets of their day, so I feel I have been blessed to be encouraged to do so here. These were painted in a free flowing style to hopefully capture the essence and spirit of the words. — Ron Moss


Ron Moss lives in Tasmania, and is an internationally published poet and artist. He is an editor, competition judge and a lover of the haiku arts. Ron is currently a member of the editorial board of Modern Haiga. To see Ron's recent work go to www.ronmoss.com .


Ferris Gilli lives in North Georgia. Her work in haiku and related forms has won numerous awards. Ms. Gilli is an Associate Editor of the quarterly journal The Heron's Nest.


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