Sunday, July 10, 2005

Fan



This fan,
A keepsake,
It's pivot
Almost ruined,
Opened and closed, opened and closed.

- Yosano Akiko

6 comments:

A Hairy Snail said...

Haiku?

Greta said...

I don´t think so. I don´t know what form it is, I tried to find out but couldn´t.
A haiku is supposed to be

5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables
= total of 17 syllables

Have a look at this:
http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Greta said...

But beautiful, anyway, whatever form it is, don´t you think so?

A Hairy Snail said...

yes...
very. :)

Johnny Newt said...

Very serine, and simple, so Japanese !

Johnny Newt said...

P.S I think this may be a "Senryu" poem. Similar to a Haiku but always about human subjects instaed of nature.