Thursday, 3 July 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(57)

(photo) Even a cat in Japan looks Japanese.

Sleety rain at night
Seasoning swelling turnips
With a tangy taste.



I'm waiting,
Holding my hand to the surface
Of the night tree.

■Wright's haiku has some kind of sense of living, because his motive is swelling turnips. I feel HAIMI in his work which is the sense of human living and one of important factors in haiku. On the other hand, Hohsai's haiku has some kind of poetry. I feel he is not waiting for someone or something, but for himself.

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