HOW TO READ A HAIKU (and get drunk)
translated by David Lanoue
Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
cracking in the cold.
-Translation by Robert Hass
Ever notice how when you can't get to sleep it seems like every sound is magnified? Here the water in the jar is freezing which expands and causes the jar to crack, what breaks the jar breaks the silence too.
Moon at twilight- a cluster of petals falling from the cherry tree
Here we have the moon rising as the cherry petals fall. Next up;
the coyote call
not a coyote
out of a peony-
So, now there’s one more thing for you to ponder and one less thing for you to not understand. And, until next we meet, may all your potatoes be sweet (and dusted with cinnamon).