Saturday, April 11, 2009

pish-the-beds -
a'ready jalousin
the ghaists ye'll turn tae




dandelions -
already imagining
the ghosts you'll become

17 comments:

  1. pish-the-beds??? how do you get dandelions out of that... i think theres something already ghosty about dandelions. excellent haiku. love the scots version.

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  3. Oh I was quite a bit bogged down by ghosts, graveyards,

    and now flowers becoming ghosts; but, I understand what you mean....

    Good one, John

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. Nice haiku John - the Scottish dialect version made me smile!

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  5. since i've had the London vacation experience of setting asail dandelions by a breath; makes me appreciate the ghost phase you wrote about.
    much love
    gillena

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  6. The German word for dandelion is Löwenzahn (lion's tooth). There is also a strong contrast between this agressive word and the wonderful yellow colour amongst the green. Strange verse, great verse, as far as I can tell.

    Best wishes
    Ralf

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  7. scottish jalousin looks like jealous

    Found from Scottish Wiki:
    Taraxacum officinale: Dentylion Ither names: Dandillie, Pish-the-bed, Pee-the-bed, Pishock, Witch-gowan, Hert-fiver-gress, Deil’s milk-plaunt, Stink Davie

    In Finnish: voikukka (=butter-flower)

    Interesting. And a good haiku.

    Happy Easter!

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  8. perfect.

    nothing funny or dramatic in the slovene name for dandelion, though
    but in french it's pissenlit which, i reckon, means the same as the scottish version (they do have diuretic properties)

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  9. Seasons Greetings John, :)

    sorry, i am late here,
    Hope you had a great Easter,

    wishes,
    devika

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  10. thank you Devika I hope you also had a great Easter
    john

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  11. Yes John :)

    thank you,
    devika

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  12. Wonderful. When I read it before the translation I was a tad lost, but after it felt perfect.


    T

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  13. thank you Tikkis and Polona... Im figuring the Northern hemisphere folk have some strange ideas about the fair dandelion

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  14. "ghosts" is good.

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  15. I've been away from my favourite blogs for a while. Sorry for lack of reading and comments. I can't comment now on each and every one, but believe me I'm loving the indulgence of so many to catch up on.

    I love this one. My lawn is ablaze with dandelions at the moment.

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