Monday, 6 October 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(65)

(Photo) a laughing woman

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower's long shadow
Hoves in the lake.



Moving calm shadow,
I pour the tea
For my visitor.

■Wright described " a fishhook," not " a fishing rod." It is inexplicable to me because a fishhook cannot make long shadow. But I think he successfully expressed the silence of the lake in a summer afternoon. On the other hand, Hohsai's calm shadow is moving. I'm interested in the state of his shadow.

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