Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday Haiku, #26: Barbara A. Taylor

Photo by Jean-Pol Granmont

Wednesday Haiku, Week #26

a ray of sun
spears through
the dolmen
                                               Barbara A. Taylor

(first published in Solstice thread at Sketchbook, 2010)

the cool breeze
a gift from Buddha...
pine by the grave

translated by David G. Lanoue


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Anonymous said...

Two beautiful poems, beautifully paired.
- Mark

Monsieur K. said...

where is the photo of the Dolmen taken?

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Glad you liked, Mark. Many thanks.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Monsieur K, the photo was taken somewhere north of Wéris, according to the Wikipedia Commons legend.

Anonymous said...

dolmens considered burial tombs
this definition of what they are/were used for

there are so many of them that I think that they were
more probably weigh-stations along travelers' roads

or markers marking the way.. or territorial boundary markers

in fact

Stone Girl traveled from place to place and bedded-down in many of these ... rest stops

check out Biaggi's Habitations of the Great Goddess

replicating caves to go into a fire at the mouth keeps those

man-eating-animals (that prowl the night) away..



Charles Gramlich said...

Lovely. I started to add my own but realized these two were perfect as is.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Kokkie-san ...

Many thanks for the insight into possible other dolmen thoughts. Very much appreciated.


Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, thanks very much. Do feel free to add your own ...