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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

onomatopoeia


This is what an amateur writes: 
flapping flags
are snapping songs 
decreeing dedication

perpetuating prayers
with glistening gongs
monk's muted meditations

©  Janice Adcock

This is how the masters do it:

he ambles along
with his man-servant:
cherry-blossom viewing

© Kigin

the Stony River rippling,
the lightning
flickering

© Issa

osoki hi no tsumorite toki mukashi kana *)

slow days passing, accumulating,
how distant they are,
the things of the past!

© Buson

*) Buson uses the k sound to portray the bitterness of the passing of time



Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


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