Friday, January 30, 2009

readin ma new 'Basho' -
a laddie DUNTS by
weirin muckle green flippers




reading my new 'Basho' -
a boy THUMPS by
wearing huge green flippers

6 comments:

  1. The cheek of that noisy boy THUMPING by you in his greenflippers as you quietly meditate on Basho's haiku. Where was the local constable, the pool attendant, the magistrate; that's what I'd like to know. What were they all doing about this greenflippered hooligan?

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  2. A sly wink at the plopping frog. I like it, John!

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  3. Thumping boys cheers me up..

    I leave my poetry to watch them :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. Ah, Nora opened my eyes! --

    A green frog
    jumping into the pool --
    splashing water (on my book.)

    Ps. When a young boy I went to sauna and to swim to a local swimming pool. At first it was allowed to use flippers. My flippers were coloured black. Later those were forbidden. ;-(

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  5. Would that be Jane's translation? (Basho would have been amused by the boy; Issa, perhaps even moreso.)Good one.

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