Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gary Hotham & Angele Ellis: Wednesday Haiku #103





the more things dry off
   the rest of our life
       after the rain

        Gary Hotham





Photograph by Pictoscribe


 



half-ripe tomatoes
lined up on the warm sill--
grandmother

     Angele Ellis





Tramps (photograph) by H. Koppdelaney




the little crow
slips so cleverly...
spring rain
Issa
translated by David G. Lanoue



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Don   
 

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3 comments:

staringatangels said...

Lovely haiku by Angele. It captures the intensity of both a visual scene, as well as the sorrow-tinged memory of a loved one. Also really like the photos for this post, especially "After Rain." --Andrew

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Andrew. This post conjured itself ... and I keep thinking of Coltrane's song, "After the Rain."

Alan Summers said...

Gosh, what a wonderful selection of haiku.

My top favourite is David Lanoue's masterful translation version of Issa's haikai verse because both Issa and through David Lanoue's English version we have an aspect of the crow-ness of a crow, slipping through the rain.


the little crow
slips so cleverly...
spring rain


Followed by this expertly crafted full of depth haiku that begs to be read again straight afterwards:


the more things dry off
the rest of our life
after the rain
Gary Hotham


I thoroughly enjoyed the half-ripe tomatoes being coaxed to mature in the sun, just like humans over-baking themselves suntanning, if they are not mindful.


half-ripe tomatoes
lined up on the warm sill--
grandmother
Angele Ellis


My many thanks to all (four) authors.


Alan, With Words