Old Poetry

Old Poem Saturday – Haiku by Issa

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Saturdays have been dominated by epigrams recently (which are perfect bite-sized bits of poetry for the weekend, I reckon) – so I decided to spice it up and throw in another type of slim verse, the haiku. “Don’t worry spiders”¬†is by Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), known as one of the “Three Masters” of haiku and was translated by Robert Haas. Photograph and composition by me. Have a great weekend!

Old Poem Saturday – Epigram by Harrington

oftreasoncrop copyFor the last Saturday in May, I am going early 17th-century-old poetry. The photograph was taken at the Houston Butterfly Center by Dr. Rachelle Trial Рfriend, colleague, photographer, and aspiring science writer Рfind her here and here. Epigram by Sir John Harrington, composition by me. Have a great weekend!