Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Diane Borsenik and John Stokes: Wednesday Haiku, #54

Detail of Fulling Cloth by Moonlight by Kōin Nagayama

in the kitchen
a spill of white
- full moon
Diane Borsenik

Mum Show, 1919, Photographer unknown

Orange mums
stiff even to a
warm autumn breeze
John Stokes

Kiku zu

perfectly straight
if we let it be...
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Terri L. French said...

nicely done Diane and John!

Charles Gramlich said...

The top pic reminds me of the cover of Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs album

TC said...


These lovely simplicities and symmetries sing to me silently... ssshh... mum's the word.

Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐 said...

Borsenik's haiku is understated yet emotionally-effective.

Nicely done.

Chen-ou Liu

Vida said...

What a wonderful idea, Don, to present together the moon and chrysanthemums!

Beautiful haiku!

pottygok said...

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Terri.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, here's the cover you are talking about ...

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Ah, very nice ... thanks.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Glad you liked it, Chen-ou,

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


You got what I was going for ... exactly.


Issa's Untidy Hut said...

pottygok ... many thanks for passing the word and the instant review!