Bikers Ascend

Jeanne Emrich painted this watercolour for a tan-renga that she and I did for the publication of Berries and Cream: Contemporary Haiga in North America, my interview with her on the art of haiga (Foster City, California: Press Here, 2000, introduced by Stephen Addiss). We had several hundred of these haiga printed up on large cards, and gave them away with orders of the book.
bikers ascend
the mountain trail—
a day moon                                             Jeanne
        beads of condensation
        slip down my soda can               Michael