Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chen-ou Liu & Andrea Grillo: Wednesday Haiku

Artwork by Takeji Asano

Tojinbo Cliffs
I leave
my shadow behind

Chen-ou Liu


on her lee side
a crescent moon

Andrea Grillo

Photo by jijis

moonlight! shadow!
even en route to Yoshiwara
winter's withering
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Ed Baker said...

Yoshiwara ...

Issa on his way to the Pleasure District
in downtown Edo ?

sending you a 2007 sketch of three "gals" that
he might have know :

these three "shorties" in a long string of posts of
'solid' poems.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

ah, Ed, you sussed out Master Issa (and floor scrubbing Don) ... the Pleasure District, indeed.

Of course, your sketch perfectly captures it all ...

Mary Ahearn said...

Shivers down the back with Chen-ou Liu's shadow left behind.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Mary ... so very true. When you click through and read the story of Tojinbo Cliffs, the full power of the haiku is revealed.