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 – friend, colleague, photographer, and aspiring science writer – find her here and here. Epigram by Sir John Harrington, composition by me. Have a great weekend!