A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

My Photo
Location: New York, New York

Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


rain on the windshield
the old quarrel
back and forth

First place, Shiki Kukai, free format, September 2011; Keyword "rain"

There's a copying error above. The text as it appeared in the kukai:

rain on the windshield
the old argument
back and forth

I'm leaving both versions up, since the earlier posting has already received comments.

A quarrel is an argument, but an argument is not necessarily a quarrel.


Blogger Magyar said...

__The give and take, that push and pull... that changing of positions; the driver votes.
__Like it! _m

7:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice one Bill

much love...

8:59 AM  
Blogger Juhani Tikkanen said...

Really nice, those both ...

with a passenger


1:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Doug, Gillena, and tikkis.

That's a nicely ambiguous one, tikkis. I try to make a point of not arguing with windshields.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Both versions are terrific, Bill!!!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Kristin.

9:59 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

congrats Bill well done

12:23 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent juxtaposition and yes there's definitely such a difference between argument and quarrel

11:34 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Juliet.

3:29 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Wow. So many layers in this - it can take me to so many places. But firstly it reminded me of childhood, holidays, always raining, driving, getting lost, parents strained patience.

3:59 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Yes, Jem, all those memories went into this ku; I'm delighted you found them there.

10:09 AM  
Blogger kami haiku gmail said...

Brilliant, both versions.


9:39 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Kami.

6:34 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home