black water pond
the crow's eyes
Sanjukta Asopa - India
The author is looking into the
depth of nature, and the pictograph emphasizes
the depth using the concentric circle too around
the deep pond in black.
In this EarthLan translation, I used an exclamatory expression
. The large circle symbol is used not only for a
circle or globe but also to create an abstract
term that works systematically. Color symbols
were made with that circle. There are various color symbols
and other abstract symbols
that we use in Earth Language.
McFarland has been developing Earth Language
since 1988 just after immigrating to the USA,
and managing the Earth Language
website since 1996. In 1999,
she started a poem section there to show
examples of Earth Language translations of
others' short poems adding each pictograph.
Through this work, she has occasionally enjoyed
making her own haiku using the name, ‘hoo’.
Yoshiko was a herbal batik painter in north
western Japan until 1987, making various
commissioned works and many private exhibitions
mainly with the theme of the ancient and
mythological world, searching history and hidden
or living remains for millenniums around the
local area. She published a story book, Kamos
(the mother goddess of ancient Japan) in 1987.
Earth Language is a result of listening to the
ancient people and nature voices.