November 4, 2010

Haiku 413


Haiku by myself. Photo is from a series of photographs taken at the site of Indonesian volcano eruption.

8 comments:

Devika said...

Ordinary breakfast...Great art, Kuni_san :)

and good sets added,

wishes,
devika

Ralf Bröker said...

Sad situation. The ashes interrupt life. Like in Pompeji. Ashes to ashes ... somehow. You got this atmosphere perfectly.

Best wishes
Ralf

kuni_san said...

Yes, Pompei was on my mind when I wrote this haiku. In Pompei's case, it was pyroclastic flow that almost instantly buried all forms of life there.

Devika said...

Actually i didn't make the connection when i first read it -- sad the subject is,

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

Haiku is so short a poem. So, alluding and referencing are employed to enrich its content.
Basho's haiku have a lot of those, especially to Classic Chinese poetry, and waka poems written by poets in olden time, like Saigyo.
Now, when haiku is written internationally, knowledge of world literature and history can be used for that purpose.

Devika said...

Thanks so much Kuni-san;

I am only a student, who is struggling to devote time for my interests -- except reading notes and references that some sites provide -- still i'm no where, when it comes to reading and understanding short forms... may be in due course of time i will learn to make the association -

i'm so happy to have a note by poet, besides my reading -- it so much enriches the experience -- thanks Kuni san

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

Be my guest. You are always welcome, Devika san.

Devika said...

Oh, thank you so much, Kuni-san :)
wishes,
devika