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Writing prompt: Write a haiku about something that drives you nuts.

Today I need help from an expert, namely one of the poets in Festival in My Heart. This is a book with poems written by Japanese children, accompanied by illustrations representing Japanese art.

The poems were originally printed in a Japanese newspaper. Bruno Navasky translated more than 100 of them into English. Thank you for doing it!

Haiku below is written by first grader Miyake Nobuhiro. The book was published in 1993, so he must be in his twenties now.

HAIKU

My mother
did the laundry
and I read a book.
I remembered two parts –
Ah, what silence is!
and
Early summer rain.
I was watching the weather
and suddenly
haiku came:
“Again there is rain
falling, and we’re in trouble –
the laundry is out!”
– Miyake Nobuhiro, first grade

Wonderful, isn’t it?

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Written by Solveig Hansen

March 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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