August 09, 2007

Wisteria Haiku

tendril by tendril,
the wisteria closes
my garden gate

(Cross-posted at Summer Haiku 2007)


Stacy said...

I can identify with this one!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

This is really lovely. Very much in the traditional Japanese style, it reminds me of Issa's haiku:

A morning glory vine,
all blossoming, has thatched
this hut of mine.

and this one by Chiyo, a woman haiku poet living from 1703 - 1775:

By morning glories
I have had my well-bucket captured-
and I borrow my water!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Just beautiful! It reminds me of the famous "Oh Morning Glory!" haiku by Chiyo-ni, which I now see in a different translation in the comment above mine. Here's the translation I know:

Oh, the morning glory!
It has captured my well bucket
I must ask elsewhere for water.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh yes this one os lovely.

Unknown said...

I know it as this

Morning Glory
winding around the well rope
I will borrow water

I imagine this is a western interpretation..... I really like the Oh! in your version.