No blogs for the past week - frankly, I was burned out on the contest thing and two blogs a day, and I needed to write some poetry - which I did, so I'm going to ease slowly back into this...
All I'm doing here is posting one great poem every day(not mine, obviously) and attempting to summarize the key elements that I think make the poem work....i.e. the kernel of what resonates, rather than how it's achieved - the assumption being that it is achieved via craft, beauty, music, imagery, metaphor, whatever....(opinions may vary, results not typical, etc...) Does that sound like a (kinda ambitious) plan? Alright. Holden Caulfield lives...
A Haiku by Buson, one of the great Haiku Masters..
The piercing chill I feel:
my dead wife's comb, in our bedroom,
under my heel . . .
Adios, y hasta manana, mis compadres en poesia...
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