Friday, December 09, 2016

Evening Wind

Again, there was a lot of snow overnight. But by late afternoon, 
when most of the neighbors had shoveled their sidewalks,
I put on my boots and the lavendar-striped socks
my daughter knitted for me
and took the small dog for a walk.
He was thrilled! And went charging through 
and scattering small drifts and dancing in the clear air!
We were almost home when a mighty flock of geese filled
the air with their cries. This is the last of several waves;
I had to start up the phone and hold the leash
at the same time,

The light wasn't good, 
but the sound was terrific. jhh

y√Ľkaze ya furimuku tabi ni kari no naku

evening wind--
the geese turn around


This haiku was found on David Lanoue's
wonderful website:
where he has posted a searchable
archive of more than 1000 haiku
by Issa with his own translations.

Your task, take a walk, write 17 syllables
or less about something you find,
and put it in the comments 
on this blog.  jhh

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