He asked for anyone who was interested to consider illustrating one of his haikus. I decided to get started on this one...
Woman in purple,
Eats blueberries one by one.
Pink lips. Black hair. Eyes..?
I guess poetry is a very subjective thing, and it brings to mind different imagery for everyone who reads it. This immediately reminded me of blackberry picking as a child, arriving home with fingers stained blue and purple from the berries - as an adult, whenever I eat berries and get stained fingers, I feel like a child again. The richness of the colours delights me.
So I decided to go with this idea of berries, fingers and the deep, rich colours. Here are some of my initial experiments...
And here is my final illustration.