In dust & heat:
brow sweat trickles
pungent hyssop

—Norman Darlington

About the author: Norman Darlington lives in rural Ireland surrounded by the sights and smells that provide constant inspiration for his work. He has been published, on- and off-line, on three continents.

It is the philosophy and art of Taneda Santoka, his marrying of the spiritual with the earthy and mundane, and his total identity of life and art, which form the single most important influence on Norman's work. You can see some of his photo-haiga at Norman’s haiga


Responses to the haiku for 8 July 2004 by Norman Darlington

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-08 02:42:56

    that single dig
    he made eons ago
    mental synergy now

    2004-07-08 06:25:22

    a cool breeze
    the restless child
    settles for a nap

    2004-07-09 16:05:14

    Norman, this is wonderfully effective --
    it speaks to the senses...

    softly mounded earth --
    deep footprints lead away
    from the shovel

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-13 15:41:00

    blister of a summer day ...
    errant gnat
    beneath one's eyelid


    norm, i must make more time, to view your haiga in detail


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2005-08-28 13:27:46

    In front of
    his sweaty forhead
    the thirsty fly esitates

    2009-02-03 19:03:07

    this crow's caw
    midst dust, rust, and shadows--
    oh yeah, a recluse pigeon too