This painting is another from 36 views of Fuji. You can easily imagine yourself sitting on the balcony in the picture, experiencing the cold as you taken in the view. But can you express the deeper poetic sense that you feel? The surrounding stillness, that seems to hold some promise?

Have you ever tried writing a haiku? I suggest this to people who are trying to express deep emotions.

A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last lines having 5 moras, and the middle line having 7. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable but is not identical to it. Since the moras do not translate well into English, it has been adapted to where syllables are used as moras.

So try it, and post your haiku please.

Here is mine:

Under a blanket, the cold

Surrounds but doesn’t touch me;

Emotion too deep to sense.