11/24/2006

On comfy chair
he rests in peace
catching a dream
~
©Kai Croft

8 comments:

polona said...

lovely.

hugs :-)

Poetry by Kai said...

hugs for polona

Aurora said...

Niiiiiice.:)

Anonymous said...

I like it, Kai. Are you the reincarnation of Hosai Ozaki? ;-)

Anonymous said...

In answer to your question posted on my blog Kai: Hosai Ozaki (1885-1926) was a famous free-verse haiku poet.

Hiroaki Sato has published 75% of Hosai Ozaki's haiku in the book "Right under the big sky, I don't wear a hat", the title of which is itself a haiku. Sato has translated the haiku on one line to preserve the original form, rhythm and word order of the Japanese (free-verse haiku don't follow the traditional 17 syllable (5-7-5) pattern of traditional haiku and often to not contain a caesura or major break in the rhythm).

Your poem reminds me of Hosai Ozaki's work, which got me fancifully wondering if you were not his reincarnation. ;-)

Some of his haiku for you:

I cough and am still alone

Potatoes eaten by rats, I was asleep

This firefly doesn't glow its hardened

The blotter has stopped absorbing my writings

I hold a dog, my skin has no hair

The nail I missed cocked its head

samuru999 said...

Very nice Kai!

Margie

Pat Paulk said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to be after a big T'day meal!!

samuru999 said...

I forget to ask you...
How was your Thanksgiving Kai?
Hope it was wonderful!!!!

Margie