Monday, October 1, 2012

A Couple of Japanese-Inspired Poems

So, yeah. Haiku is un-translatable into the English language. I get that. But here are a couple of "standard" English-language, autumn-inspired haiku's that I wrote today as examples for my creative writing students. I don't think they're too bad.
He hands her a cup

That’s full of apple cider

Too soon it empties


Red salamander

He doesn’t know that the fall

Comes without warning