the spring breeze pushes

op_issa_snail_wind_slope

the spring breeze pushes

somebody

down the slope

– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, Tr. David G. Lanoue, ill. Old Pond Comics

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “the spring breeze pushes

    • I saw this as as low descent, actually. The breeze pushing the snail, but the snail hangs on, slowly descending. The breeze almost having no effect, except for ticking the snail’s back.

      I really like the fact that the comic can be interpreted differently depending on the reader. Just like a haiku can have different interpretation depending on who reads it. Thanks for your feedback.

      • Oh yes, I also saw the descent as being desperately slow – hence all the blank panels – but I imagined that the snail, feeling the wind at his book, would feel as if he was racing out of control 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s