Dorothea Magonet



‘Inside everyone / the infinite traveler / longs to be set free’. These lines of a modern haiku by William C. Hannan began a journey back into memories about my many trips to Japan over the last ten years. Haiku is one form of Japanese poetic sayings, sometimes wise, profound and enigmatic, sometimes humorous. Travels had to stop so very abruptly. After having recovered from so-called mild symptoms of this Covid19 virus, energy and creative activity were sluggish. The impetus to look for images in my photo collection or make drawings came from reading haiku and other poetry.