Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(63)

(photo) confederate rose

Dewdrop joins dewdrop
Till a petal holds a pool
Reflecting its rose.


The graffiti on the wall
Of the toilet
Going into autumn.

■Wright's haiku is beautiful. Everybody has seen this scene somewhere, and could easily image this pond on a petal. However can it reflect its rose? What was reflected might be the colour of it, not its shape. On the other hand, Hohsai felt an autumn flavor in the graffiti on the wall of his toilet. This graffiti has something different from yesterday's owing to the changing sunlight and atmosphere. Once I read it, I was deeply impressed.

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