1118 Spanish Haikus

Spanish is very similar to Latin (from which it is derived) and Italian consequently Spanish Haikus also have an excellent 'voice' due to the vowel endings. Again I included some literal translations into English.

SOLO Y CANSADO
PERO TRAS LA VENTANA
BRILLA LA NIEVE

Alone and tired
But behind the window
The snow sparkles

DOCENAS DE PALOMAS
ALDREDOR DE UN MENDIGO
Y UN TROZO DE PAN

Dozens of pigeons
Around a beggar
An a piece of bread

UNOS PAJARITOS
POSADAS EN LA ALFEIZAR
MIRAN LA BAILARINA

Little birds perched
On the window-sill
Watching the Ballerina

(John Knight - Colchester - November 2009)

by John Knight

Comments (2)

i loved details...it's just like your daily routine.seriously can't live without them (lol) but the best part of the details i'd like most, when i woke up the next morning, still breathing and lively.that's awesome, really really awesome.
Is it not the daily minutiae of life that constitute life, in all its beauty, its mundanity, its unpredictability yet stability? I enjoyed this.... t x