alt.classical.haiku.translate.lengthen.shorten

alt.classical.haiku.translate.lengthen.shorten

alt.triple.line.tried.experimented.essayed:

alt.summer.grass.lie.doze.dream:
alt.mighty.warriors.do.strive.achieve…
alt.brief.dream.dissolves.forget.gone

alt.bombed.cemetary.smoke.ruin.lie
alt.lumpish.cicadas.cling.climb.crawl
alt.shattered.meat.resemble.seem.blend

alt.double.line.tried.preferred.adopted

alt.small.fly.!hit!.!molest!.!whack!
alt.supplicant.fly.wrings-hands.wrings-hands.also-wrings-feet

alt.island-hiding.sea.rages.foams.roars
alt.milky.way.arches.reaches.connects

alt.beauteous.artform.sigh.shed-tear.observe-cherry-blossoms

Benjamin Peterson, 2004

(NC) Respectively the original haiku were classics by Basho, Kaneko Touta, Issa, and… oh, I’m not sure with the last one now.

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