It started out as a simple haiku poem, but it seemed so plain all by itself. So I had this idea of doing a watercolor with the Japanese translation of the poem along one side, as you see here. The trouble was, I didn't speak Japanese, and I didn't know anyone who did. So, I started learning the language, and I found myself a Japanese pen-pal who writes poetry, to help me with the translation. Below is the finished result. The romanized Japanese is as follows:
Nante chiisai, amatsubu hitotsu
mada furitsuzuiteiru, tayumanai ame
ookina kouzuiga motaraseru
We weren't able to preserve both the meter and the meaning, so I just settled on preserving the meaning.