Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


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cool blue stream
fish rise to warm
in the sun


Print title: "Cool Blue"
2003 Bette Norcross Wappner

Block: All shina plywood.
Paper: Japanese paper - 6-3/4" w X 4-3/4" h
Ink: water-based printmaking ink and methyl cellulose as binder.
Comments: This is a tribute of inspiration to woodblock printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi's print titled
"Swimming Upstream, with Hagi Branch". The design is also from a dead-end road near my home
that is very peaceful with a quaint bridge suspended above a peaceful stream.

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