Sunrise

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Sunrise

 

Rubbing its legs,

the busy fly lights up

rays of fire.

 

-Haiku by Jocelyne Villeneuve translated by Mike Montreuil, The Unfinished Poem, 2015

Haiku North America conference

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This comic is from my new zine The Fly which features 25 comics (including 9 comics inspired by Kobayashi Issa’s haiku).

The story: A haiku poet tries to get rid of a fly that lives in his house. When everything fails, the poet must learn to live in peace with the annoying insect (and its 500 children) until it decides to leave on its own.

The fly even follows the poet to the Haiku North America conference where it lands on his head during his presentation.

I look forward to seeing you at the Haiku North America conference in Schenectady from Oct 14-18, 2015