Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Laurie Kuntz & Roberta Beary: Wednesday Haiku, #206




The old man
picks the fruit
cautiously.
Laurie Kuntz







family christmas
the one who drinks  calls
just to talk
Roberta Beary




Artwork (detail) by Sidney Paget





a prize-winning chrysanthemum!
the old man
weeps
Issa
trans. by David G. Lanoue


best,
Don

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6 comments:

Patrick Sweeney said...

Great haiku...

-Patrick

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Always so great to hear from you, Patrick. Glad you liked the work. Don

Alan Summers said...

Delicious haikai verses! :-)

I was particularly interested in the double space between 'drink' and 'calls' that comes across as an expert stand up comedian's timing.

A double-edged haikai verse deserving to be called both a haiku and a senryu.

Oh, how I love a deeply crafted and thought out senryu that has that bitter-sweet poignancy plus irony.

As always, a nod and a thanks to Issa (and David Lanoue) as well as nods and thank you to Laurie Kuntz, and Roberta Beary.

warmest of regards,

Alan
Area 17 blog weblink: Alan's haiku blog

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Bart said...

I'm a big fan of Roberta Beary. Good to see her here again.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Alan:

Thanks so much - it's always a good day when you stop by!

I was intrigued by the extra space, too, not sure if it was intended but I kept it as it was in the manuscript.

Cheers,
Don

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Bart:

Thanks ... have some great news, purely coincidental. I've had email from Roberta and she is coming to town in two weeks and asked if I could arrange a reading and I have. It will be at the new Classic Lines bookshop in Sq. Hill, Friday April 24th, at 7 pm if you are around. More about this forthcoming.

best,
Don