I am excited to be participating in today’s Full Moon Social hosted by Mr. Jeff Schwaner over at the fantastic blog Translations from the English. I was part of the first one last year and it was a blast – and it’s not too late to participate – just tag your poem fullmoonsocial (#fullmoonsocial on twitter) and check out all the poems in honor of the full moon. Poem, entitled “Upon Waking, I Remember”, collage, and composition by me.
Often credited as the “first fully realized haiku in English” (to quote Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years by Kacian, Rowland, and Burns), “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound celebrated its 100-year publication anniversary last year (2013). It was not the first haiku written originally in English (that title goes to a haiku written in 1902 by Noguchi Yonejirô,1875-1947) and it broke a number of the “rules” of haiku, generating some debate about what could constitute a haiku in English. But it captures a moment in time that rings true and works as a haiku or an epigram still today, 100 years later. Have a great weekend!