A Hundred Gourds 2:4 September 2013
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Haiku in Earth Language

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What is Earth Language?

Earth Language is a new thinking and communication method, with written symbols for meanings and for vocal sounds, based on nature and humans' common elements. Each Earth Language symbol can be shown in multiple methods, such as in voices, hand signs, body signs etc. applied from the shapes of written bases. Earth Language has its grammar to fit with visual thinking, also some special methods for convenience in the future global world, such as rational ways to make logos or short forms, and to classify various things.

Haiku in Earth Language

Haiku can be written with Earth Language symbols, too! If you become familiar with Earth Language basics, you'll find out how convenient it can be for creating haiku: before finding just the right word for your haiku inspiration, you can note your feeling or image in the Earth Language bases, connecting the basic elements of your image with a hyphen. Later you can select your best word for the part. In this way, Earth Language could help your new creation in various ways. If you become interested in Earth-Language expressions through these examples, please give it a try yourself, and have fun! The Earth Language Dictionary will be a useful resource for you.

Earth Language is based on visual thoughts and nature but not on vocal sounds and culture. To be effective in that peculiarity, and also to show a variety of the Earth Language possibilities, I have chosen ten haiku for these translations and pictograph haiga renditions. Imagining each author's thought, I enjoyed these transformations. Even though most of you have never known of Earth Language, I hope you'll come to understand and enjoy it through these haiku pictographs

— Yoshiko McFarland


‘splitting the rock’: haiga by Yoshiko McFarland