Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Margaret Chula & Kala Ramesh: Wednesday Haiku #85

Woodcut by Koson Ikeda

winter dusk
my grief released
from the crow's throat
Margaret Chula

Photograph by Steve Wilson

your stark eyes shrink
  the gap between us
         baby owl
      Kala Ramesh

Mount Fuji - NASA photo

a monk beats his bowl--
by now a dent
in the mountain!
translated by David G. Lanoue


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aditya said...

street magician's coin trick..
his alms bowl
still empty

Anonymous said...

Margaret's haiku just amazes me - such a beautiful poem! It "hits" me with its emotion so perfectly stated. And the woodblock print, perfectly matched.
Thank you for this wonderful post,
Mary Ahearn

Charles Gramlich said...

The crow's throat. Wow. Wish I'd written that one.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Mary, you are welcome.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, the ultimate compliment. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

speaking of alms bowls , here is what is now going on in Thailand regarding monks' begging bowls and what is now being given:

Gillena Cox said...

did too like that "The crow's throat"

much love...

Ann K. Schwader said...

Everything said thus far about Margaret's haiku is dead on. It's breathtaking, & the print does enhance it.

snowbird said...

Dear Don, What a marvelous post! The sensitive nature of the two seem to speak to each other...

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks very much - glad this one struck a chord.