Haiku. For the Rain, the Snow, the Wind, the Sun, the Moon
Eight paintings from the illustration of the book Haiku. For the Rain, the Snow, the Wind, the Sun, the Moon, Bastas-Plessas Editions, Athens 1994.
Translated by Michel Fais, illustrations Chronis Botsoglou.
Published in 2000 copies with 35 pictures, one for each poem and 100 copies with 5 additional unbound pictures, printed in larger dimensions on special paper and numbered.
1. A summer’s rainfall: / In the colour of the wind / The dusky plum tree [Kagami Shiko (1665-1731)] From the series “For the rain”, fig. 3
2. Chilly autumn wind / As it blows hurriedly by / Shakes the poor scarecrow [Yosa Buson (1716-1783)] From the series “For the wind”, fig. 3
3. In the setting sun / Creation dances with joy: / Fireflies on the wing [Yokoi Yayü (1702-1783)] From the series “For the sun”, fig. 3
4. On the kingfisher / With its water-dampened wings / The sunlight glistens [Kaga No Chiyo (1703-1775)] From the series “For the sun”, fig. 4
5. Uprooted and lost / So many thousands of souls / Oh moon in the sky! [Yosa Buson (1716-1783)] From the series “For the moon”, fig 4.
6. In dawn’s light I saw / Fishermen’s suntanned faces / Among white poppies [Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)] Unbound
7. Slumbered in the rain / Turning now to the moonlight / Bamboo awakens! [Kawai Sora (1649-1710)] Unbound
8. A ferocious storm / Rips the two-day-old moon / Into smithereens! [Yamamoto Kakei (1648-1716)] Unbound