A Movie Log

A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ukiah Is Haiku Spelled Backward

Four Haiku
     A balmy spring wind 
Reminding me of something 
     I cannot recall. 

     The green cockleburrs 
Caught in the thick wooly hair 
     Of the black boy's head. 

     Standing in the field, 
I hear the whispering of 
     Snowflake to snowflake. 

     It is September 
The month in which I was born, 
     And I have no thoughts. 
--Richard Wright
     Most haiku are just 
Trifling Japonaiserie
     Wright's, however, aren't.

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