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Chiyo-ni

 

 

 

I read two haiku today. Two pearls that I consider the best haiku I have ever read, both by Chiyo-ni, a nun and poet, and medical doctor if I remember correctly.

 

Usually, I am fond of reviewing and analysing. These haiku need neither: they stand alone on their merits. Beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

loneliness

lies within the listener-

a cuckoo's call 

 

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morning glories-

the truth is

the flower hates people

 

(Chiyo-ni)

 

 

 

I do not know if I even dare attempt a tanka in her honour. Of course that is just an introduction to the homage below:

 

 

somewhere

in-between the sound of the cucko's call

and a lone flower

I found a path that led me

because I let myself be led