Haiku

June 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

This is a beast of  delicate beauty. Shown here upon my finger, you can see their average size.  Their bulk can vary in shape, color and style but their feet are always white with dark blue sandals. Similar to the way some sea creatures live in a shell, the Haiku houses a message that is often quite powerful in its simplicity. If a Haiku chooses to share its message with you, you should thank it because it is a gift. This Haiku is very famous and gave me permission to share its message on the condition that I mention the name of the man who first heard it, Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

Green frog,
Is your body also
freshly painted?

 

1.A major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

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