NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 19

May 19 prompt: dreams

Another favorite haiku topic of mine!

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Such a fine first dream…
but they laughed at me… they said
I had made it up

–Takuchi



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3 thoughts on “NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 19

    • Hi Kirsten. Back in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, Peter Pauper Press put out a series of four little haiku books, that really popularized haiku in this country. This haiku was in the second volume: “The Four Seasons”. The first book in this series is available online as a free e-book: http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/jh/jh02.htm

      It’s interesting to see how these translations differ from others I have read of same haiku. What I really like about these volumes is that they include the work of lesser known poets, including Takuchi.

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