Visual haiku

John Gohorry’s recent post reminded me of what I had created for  Poetry ID 100 Boxes ten years ago. It’s in haiku form in Japanese printed inside the blue shape but I cannot translate it into English with the same syllables.

In English, it means ‘Rain falls on a jumper. Smell of sheep in a field.’

Yuko Minamikawa Adams 南川優子


5 thoughts on “Visual haiku

  1. Yuko – I really like the way your translation points towards a connection between the jumper and the sheep, the rainfall and the smell, without making it explicit. It’s a beautiful instance of the poem showing, not telling.

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