Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Poetry in Motion, Day 10 (Issa, tr. Robert Hass) Two for Tuesday Bonus!

Look, if I'm going to throw you an extra on this 2-for-Tuesday, why not make it two haiku?
These haiku ran in L.A. and N.Y.C., but the poster's from Chicago.

Two Haiku

Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house

Mosquito at my ear—
Does it think
I'm deaf?

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827)
Translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass

Previous BillyBlog Poetry in Motion posts:

from "My Grandmother's New York Apartment" by Elizabeth Alexander (Day 1)
from "A Bouquet" by Bei Dao (Day 2)
"Separation" by W.S. Merwin (Day 3)
"The Groundfall Pear" by Jane Hirshfield (Day 4)
"For Friendship" by Robert Creeley (Day 5)
from "Crazy Horse Speaks" by Sherman Alexie (Day 6)
"Hunger" by Billy Collins (Day 7)
from "Little Man Around the House" by Yusef Komunyakaa (Day 8)
"The Loon on Oak-Head Pond" by Mary Oliver (Day 9)
from "I Am Vertical" by Sylvia Plath (Day 10 - part 1)

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