Thursday, November 13, 2014

HAIKU HAIHU




Five, seven & five
Less is more when you count them.
The hand holds the words.



We manically count
syllables to make haiku
refrigerators!




Left-handed counter-
feit words to convey meaning—
syllabic hand jive.



Versus dexterous:
all water under the bridge
is a sinister current.

  

Counting syllables
is silly; Japanese count
words, not syllables.



Anglo Saxon words
paint a much broader canvas
than Latinate ones.



Polysyllabic
words too cumbersome to count
English albatross.



To sleep bilingual
with hands signing in ASL
a transmission of tongues.



Archipelago
of words tangles the eyeteeth
of haiku thought poems.

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