Friday, 11 July 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(58)

(photo)three girls

Heaps of black cherries
Glittering with drops of rain
in the evening sun.



My friend's summer hat
is new-
Shall we go to the sea?

■Right's haiku is too beautiful for me to find amusement in it. If the haiku was written as a part of a longer poem, such as that of Trakl, I could take it more natural. From the pont of view, though Wright's haiku seems to be completed, I think there is something missing. On the other hand, Hohsai's haiku has completed poesy. His haiku doesn't need any more words.

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