Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blue, Orange and Ivory

The blue snowshadow so beautifully 
complements the mallards' orange feet.
Alas, in the last day or two most of the snow has melted!

moon fades into dawn
an ivory moth settles
within the lily

James Hackett

The Way of Haiku; an anthology of haiku poems 
James W. Hackett, Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1968, page 79.

This work is plunging me ever deeper into the world of haiku, which it is very much fun to pair with images. I was lucky to find an old copy of Hackett's book, which containes hundreds of his excellent haiku. The one above is written in the classic 5-7-5 form.

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