Haiku is a traditional Japanese verse form, notable for its compression and suggestiveness. A great haiku presents a web of associated ideas through imagery drawn from careful observation. The form emerged during the 16th century and was developed by the poet Basho (1644-1694) into a refined medium of Buddhist and Taoist symbolism. Traditionally and ideally, a haiku presents a pair of contrasting images, one suggestive of time and place, the other a vivid but fleeting observation. Working together, they evoke mood and emotion. The poet does not comment on the connection but leaves the synthesis of the two images for the reader to perceive. Haiku poets write about everyday things, themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Each has its own inner music: a dialogue between this world and the world of the spirit.
Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.
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