Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Haiku, #23: Cherie Hunter Day

Wednesday Haiku, Week #23

late winter
again in my dreams
the playground bully
Cherie Hunter Day

it's the horseflies'
translated by David G. Lanoue

Yatsushi kikujidō by Suzuki Harunobu


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Anonymous said...

far beyond water's edge
some flower
picking in her reveries

maybe "she" is.... Chrysanthemum

this delightful piece just must be beginning element of one of Harunobu's Shunga instruction series


Mary Sayler said...

Love the word link and juxtaposition between the poems – almost like a dialogue between poets parted by the centuries.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Found this piece at the Library of Congress picture site ... I'll investigate to see if there are more.

Lovely little ku, too, my friend.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks very much - this type of conversation puts the modern poet's work in a big picture perspective ...

A little like Issa's poem about seeing the Milky Way through a tear in a curtain ...


Charles Gramlich said...

The little chick looks a bit lonely on the playground.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the poignancy of Cherie Hunter Day's haiku. The balance of late winter and the lingering presence of the playground bully feels just right. - Mark

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks much, Mark, glad you enjoyed it. And Charles, there might be another poem there ...