May 2nd is the anniversary of the death of the Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky. Most of his paintings were about the sea. His most prominent being The Ninth Wave which I have used here previously to accompany one of my poems. For more info on him click here.
On this day, May 2nd I honor this painter who I think had an amazing skill in my first ever Tanka poem.
Among the Waves, Ivan Aivazovsky (1898)
Me the endless sea
Let me soon absorb your all
Setting your mind free
Ridding pain both big and small
Your new life shall be in me