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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Day

(Elizabeth’s Book, Newton, Connecticut by
André Kertész, 1894-1985, Hungarian-born

A haiku.

New Year's Day —
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

~ Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828), Japanese poet


A said...

Perfect, even though where I am there aren't blossoms yet.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

I've never attempted to write a haiku - seems very difficult to keep everything within the precise number of words and syllables. I was just reminded though of the recent Jon Muth book that I read "Zen Ties" which also features haiku. :)

Tabatha said...

That poem has always made me laugh!