Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Patrick Sweeney and Tom Montag: Wednesday Haiku, Week 36


Wednesday Haiku, Week #36

holding my son
the roughness of his beard
Patrick Sweeney

Road bends
or does not.

I go with it.

Tom Montag

the beards of grasses
tickling me...
evening cool
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Charles Gramlich said...

holding my son. The roughness of his beard."

Wow, powerful. I have a 24 year old. His beard still isn't rough. but I could sense it coming.

Graham Nunn said...

The image of the son's beard in Patrick's poem really hit me... and Tom, I know that road... two mighty fine poems.

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Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles and Graham, that image is the one that arrests you both ... a fine job by Patrick, expanding the poem's horizon beyond its basic innate emotion.

And Graham, the road that is the way ...