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Furiously Yours

In May 2002 I held an exhibit in Kamakura where visitors were asked to write haikus. They could be about the show, the season, their momentary feeling — often all three. Amazing that so much can go into 17 syllables! One of these is:

波音を

抱き寄せて知る

春の夢

nami oto wo / dakiyoseteshiru / haru no yume

In rough translation: the sound of the surf / reminds me of its embrace / and a dream of spring.

The author of this haiku, Shinpei Ishii, who died recently, will be remembered as a writer of great style and sensitivity.

In 2003, Charnwood Arts in England arranged for a world-wide group to write haikus in English on the Seascape Furiously Yoursphotogravures. One of these, by Hazel Witherspoon, goes: ‘Your love / in all its fury / storming my senses’. Both of these haikus stayed with me, contributing to the titles of my most recent Seascapes, Wave-Embraced and Furiously Yours. The violence of the ocean’s embrace is akin to that of love, and something of that spirit inhabits both prints. As a tag line, Furiously Yours may be more in synch with the perilous intensity of human relations than the standard ‘Sincerely yours’ or ‘Very truly yours’. These prints recall the intimate association of beauty and danger long considered to be the essence of the sublime.

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© Peter Miller 2019.