Saturday, 12 September 2009

Haiku in English(10)

(photo) The bell tower, in Kohyasan, Wakayama prefecture, Japan

not seeing
the room is white
until that red apple


The apple's red color stings our eyes though red is just a word. The contrast is so clear that we can even feel like being in the white room. Moreover we can feel the largeness of the room with the word apple. This haiku seems to show us how mysterious the relationship between languages and imagination is.

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