Thursday, 14 August 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(61)

(photo)The Great Buddha in Kamakura

The day is so long
That even noisy sparrows
Fall stragely silent.


I feel the roof in the noon heavy
In a while
For doves to pause to sing.

■I'm impressed by both these works because they express silence by common birds. I think Wright's haiku is about in the summer solstice and Hohsai's has a languid atmosphere in late spring. I'm interested in that they express silence in their scene by common birds' silence.