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Haiku

April 28, 2008 5 comments

I have always been a great fan of Haiku. Short, profound at times, surreal at times, painting beautiful images of nature most times and always impactful.

I was reading about the Haiku poet Paul Muldoon and found some lovely poems there. Here is one of my favorites (quoted from Modern Haiku Volume 35.2):

“…It’s hard to read a verse on a common snake and not think of Kyoshi Takahama’s well-known poem:

hebi nigete ware o mishi me no kusa ni nokoru

the snake flees—
the eyes that saw me
remain in the grass”

Another that I remember reading in the Times of India many years ago:

“The sign says do not pluck the flowers but the wind cannot read.”

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