HAIGA by Neal and Elaine Whitman, USA


image by 
Elaine Whitman (U.S.A.)
tanka poem by 
Neal Whitman (U.S.A.)



a Tibetan monk
nicknamed Weepy Lama
each of us a ripe orange – 
moist wash cloths, too

Elaine and Neal Whitman live in Pacific Grove, California, where they are inspired by the places and people of the Monterey Peninsula. One place and person is the Manjushri Dharma Center and its Tibetan monk, the Venerable Khempo Karten Rinpoche. His lessons prompt Elaine and Neal to pair her photography and his poetry into a unified vision.