Japanese Haiku

Have strong seasonal and nature-related imagery. There is one about a plum that I love, but I can’t lay my hands on the book my mum bought me just now, so you will have to make do with one I wrote earlier. The Japanese also aim for a change of mood or tone in the last line, something I have not achieved entirely here.

Where winter birds wade,
tide’s salt and brown water wash
the great mud-glossed mouth

Estuary Mud

I confess today’s theme has been lazily borrowed from the Walking Ollie blog and I don’t even know where to start with the horses today, so I won’t.

Posted on February 6, 2010, in Biophilia, Poetry, Words and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. amazing post,
    loved the running horses on top of your blog,


  2. Thank you Jingle 🙂

    The horse in front was my favourite racehorse ever – Persian Punch.

  3. such a smooth read. great

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