haiku for me and for you
i loved studying haiku and clearly remember our first introduction in grade school. i remember being absolutely floored and intrigued. the structure and criteria - and then so succinctly invoking so much imagery with so few words. AMAZING. amazing.
and in more than one way it is what i consciously work for in my design. seemingly simple, straight forward. packed with subtle detail and attention. it only made sense to bring a beautiful haiku to our adornment.
for our haiku line, we picked one of the most famous haiku by one of the most famous haiku poets. Matsuo Bashō wrote
furu ike ya
mizu no oto
which roughly translates as:
frog jumps in
*plop* (or sound of water splash)
(i do not read or understand japanese, so i am reliant on others for any sort of spelling/translation/etc. these are stamped with the roman alphabet)