Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pat Nelson: Two Haiku - Wednesday Haiku, #48

 Edward Hopper: Night on the El Train, 1918

dusk :: his story the length of a cigarette

 Photo by Snapperjack

the fog lover walks toward the river sound . . .
              2 haiku by Pat Nelson

Antique Japanese cigarette case

cloud and fog--
into my sleeves
they go

translated by David G. Lanoue


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TC said...


In the cold night fog,


is exactly that long.

tom said...

Pat - enjoyed both of these.

the fog lover was an especially strong image

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

TC, thanks for the lovely addenda - beautiful.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Tom, I'll pass it on ... Don

aditya said...


winter solstice-
the length
of a cigarette

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Aditya ... the eternal cigarette.

pat n said...

TC, tom & aditya,
thank you for your kind remarks!

TC, i am a lasped-painter, and especially enjoy all the beautiful art you post on your blog. thank you!


bandit said...

winter isn't eternity - is it?

Love that 'cigarette'; not my addiction but the stories behind it.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Indeed, bandit ... almost evoking Eliot with the yellow fog and the thousand hands pulling a thousand shades ...