Sunday, 2 March 2008

Haiku of Ricard Wright(49)

Burning autumn leaves,
I yearn to make the bonfire
Bigger and bigger.

(Japanese version)
秋 燃える葉


(English version)
Women oh, women!
Don't get old!

Wright's haiku has really sent me after a long interval. That is attractive as a poem. Hohsai has some own haiku comparable to it. However, I ventured to select his haiku that seemed to have no relation with it. Nevertheless his haiku, I think, has harmony with "burning autumn leaves", because he wishes women were elegant forever.

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