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    Good morning. I?ve begun to take some renewed interest in reading haiku, particularly from the Japanese master poet Issa. The delight I?ve found, like most I suppose, is how haiku examines one subject, one moment, one feeling with such intensity, focusing our attention much like that of microscope.

    Generally I try to read the biographies of the poet whom I?m reading and like many writers Issa?s life was tragic. With his mother dying before he was three years old he lived a cold and lonely childhood. At the age of six he wrote this haiku that seems filled with poignant anxiety.

    Come,
    Motherless sparrows,
    And play
    With me.

    Issa?s suffering continued into adulthood as all four of his children died before reaching their first birthday. He wandered alone for most of his life. Perhaps it is this solitude that focused his eye upon the fragilities found in nature.

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    That reminds me of Hemingway's shortest short story:

    "For sale: baby shoes, never used."

    It is interesting to know about the perspective and life experiences of the writer when reading his/her works. I am not a huge Hemingway fan, but knowing about his crazy mother, the alcoholism, the war, etc... helps me understand his work a bit more.

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    The short one that always stimulated an introspective accounting was....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    The short one that always stimulated an introspective accounting was....

    I
    "You?"

    - a short poem by Spider
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    On this, the date of John Lennon's birth, I'm reminded that he was quite inspired by Yoko Ono's one word poem, "Yes", which he read through a looking glass.

    I know pm-01 is looking for Haiku but I don't have any to offer at the moment.

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    Sort of in the same line of thinkng, Simon & Garfunkel's song, "A Poem on the Underground Wall," was inspired by profane graffiti written on a subway wall and transformed by the song into a one word poem.
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