Haiku 01

In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry.

by Masaoki Shiki

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Comments (7)

This can be interpreted in many ways and in many terms......Simply superb.
a beautiful haiku, indeed, but one of despair - I'd say (probably because of Shiki's illness) . See the following [a hokku by Basho]: there is not that 'emptiness' in Basho's verse.. the moon is shining in all its beauty: '' a cuckoo cries / and through a thicket of bamboo / the late moon shines '' [Matsuo Basho]
.........love to hear the cuckoos cry...beautiful
So simply beautiful!
Cool to read. beautiful meter
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