From the beginning, Haigaonline's signature feature has been the Traditional Haiga section. Here we feature multimedia haiga by our resident staff. Mary B. Rodning paints the image; Hiromi Inoue translates the haiku into Japanese; Shisen adds the calligraphy; Choshi creates a musical setting for bamboo flute, and finally, Jasminka puts on the finishing touches by marrying calligraphy to image.

Here's Mary's latest painting. If you are so inspired, send us a haiku for it. If yours is chosen among all the submissions, it will be turned into a haiga by our resident team and featured in our Summer issue, June 2012. Email your submission to me at the following address and please include 'haiku this haiga' in your subject heading. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2012.

paplinda@yahoo. com