|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 02:41 am: |
Since a couple of people have mentioned a fondness for haiku, I thought I'd make a place to share favourites, if you like. Senryu welcome too!
This is the haiku I love most, by Issa:
No need to cry out --
Wherever you wild geese fly
It's the same floating world
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 10:17 am: |
Issa's one of my favourites. I like
with his foot upon
the temple bell.
|Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 04:16 pm: |
One from Basho I like is:
Sleep on horseback,
The far moon in a continuing dream,
Steam of roasting tea.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 04:24 pm: |
Those two are lovely. I hadn't heard either before. I really need a book of Basho - I haven't got enough of his haiku.
his mother tells him not to do
what he did last year
(from 'Light Verse from the Floating World', a senryu anthology edited by Makoto Ueda.)
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 05:32 pm: |
There was a nice Basho book called A Zen Wave that should be inhabiting my bookshelves somewhere. Don't know if it's still available. You may have heard his most famous verse:
Frog jumps in
(something like that)
John K: do you have any good Chemistry 101 haiku notes you'd like to share? I'm dying to see what haiku notes look like!
|Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 08:13 am: |
How could I forget: there are a few computer "crash" haiku that are amusing at:
And here's one that may be appropriate around these parts
With searching comes loss
and the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 01:33 pm: |
I know it's a joke, and I do keep backups, but it's still frightening...
|Posted on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 09:05 pm: |
little japanese donuts
I cannot read your label
|Posted on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 10:49 pm: |
empty of meaning
full of calories --
imi mo naku
calorie de ippai --
donut no asa
|Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 03:10 pm: |
i squash the frog on the ground
icky icky frog
|Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 03:20 pm: |
An original and starkly imagined variation on the 'no frog' haiku, Jeff...
|Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 08:21 pm: |
what is the point here?
silly phrases sit awkward
slip on frozen lake
|Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 09:30 pm: |
winter ku, for the tree outside my window:
wind, wait a little -
the young pine won't let
the white sky go
|Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 02:16 am: |
Quidproqu - or lowku, perhaps -
Resounding with the fleet thoughts
Of your serene rage
No good - too much Viking atavism in me. I end up writing riddles.
This is my favorite Old English riddle -
My hall is not quiet, and I myself am not loud
round about my magnificent hall; we two the Lord created
companions together. I am more swift than he,
at times stronger, he the more enduring.
When I am resting, he shall run forth.
I live inside him for as long as I live;
if we two separated, it is appointed that I must die.
What am I?