Nature in Miniature

OK, this isn’t a haiku but it is linked with haiku! a lovely post from our featured haiku writer…

writing in north norfolk

beautiful bonsai
sculpted by an artist’s hands
nothing of their touch
just a tiny trace of dew
or could it be a teardrop?

Kim M. Russell, 2017

nature-in-miniatureImage found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1156 Bonsai, the Japanese Tree-scaping Art

In another episode about Japanese art forms, Chèvrefeuille has given us some interesting background to Bonsai, the Japanese Art of Tree-scaping, in which artistically shaped miniature trees are grown in containers. Many Japanese cultural characteristics, in particular the influence of Zen Buddhism and the expression of Wabi-sabi, inform the Bonsai tradition in Japan. A number of other cultures around the globe have adopted the Japanese aesthetic approach to bonsai, and, while some variations have begun to appear, most hew closely to the rules and design philosophies of the Japanese tradition.

He says that, in Bonsai, the designer’s touch must not be apparent to the viewer. If a branch…

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