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    haikupoet.com
    the haiku blog of paul david mena

    Tuesday, March 28, 2006

    for Kaji Aso, who is mentioned in this Boston Globe article:
    last days of Winter —
    the old dog catches
    the firefly

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Little Onion said...

    Paul,

    I like this very much. I was wondering about 'a firefly' instead of 'the' but maybe there was only one - we don't get fireflies here - well not that i've ever seen - i heard somewhere that you can put them in a jar an use as a dim lantern - when they cooperate - not sure if thats possible or not - i'd like to think so...

    Little Onion

    8:54 AM  
    Blogger polona said...

    sorry to interfere, but i think this is in place...

    little onion, had you read the linked article, you would have probbably noticed the following haiku by kaji aso:

    "Old dog

    Chasing firefly

    Never catch it"

    paul's haiku no doubt alludes to this one, and is a fine tribute to the late artist; and in that case, the definite article makes perfect sense...

    7:56 AM  
    Blogger Little Onion said...

    Yes Polona you are right of course.

    origami lesson
    a student shows the master
    how to roll a spliff

    Little Onion

    8:43 AM  
    Blogger Denis said...

    Great tribute, Paul.

    1:31 PM  

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