Monday, 2 June 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(54)

(photo) early summer flowers

A September rain
Tumbling down in drops so big
They wobble as they fall.


The sounds of raindrops
On the first rainy day
In a long time.

■I couldn't quite see the scene of Wright's haiku, though I comprehend it is not a heavy rain. When here in Japan big raindrops begin to fall suddenly, it often become a heavy rain. "wobble" doesn't mean a heavy rain , but big drops fall while moving unsteadly from side to side. I can't imagine the scene. In the case of Hohsai, I can share his feelings of delight about the first sounds of randrops in a long time. It sounds attractive to me because I have experiences that it healed me when I was out of shape.

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