The Little Review (littlereview) wrote,
The Little Review
littlereview

Poem for Saturday and Brookside Heron


Lightning Haiku
By Matsuo Basho
Translated by Harold Henderson

A lightning gleam:
into darkness travels
a night heron's scream.

--------

I started the Year of the Dog with a Pokemon raid at the nearby Buddhist Temple, which none of us attending stopped to think might be mobbed with celebrants, which it was. The rest of my day was unexciting, apart from seeing snowdrops blooming and the first crocuses coming through in my neighborhood, until dinnertime, when we went with Maddy to my parents' house.

Now we are watching the end of the phenomenal men's free skate at the Olympics, in which I was rooting for Chen to come back but not to medal because that would have required either Hanyu, Uno, or Fernandez to fall apart and I love all of them (and they were wonderful). I was sorting photos earlier today and found these of a green heron at Brookside in the summer:

16bkher4

16bkher7

16bkher2

16bkher3

16bkher6

16bkher1

16bkher5
Subscribe

  • Poem for Tuesday and Deer in the Woods

    Distracted from COVID-19, Attention Shifts to MIA Maiden from Land O’Lakes Butter Box By Tiffany Midge America mourns for the Indian figure who…

  • Poem for Monday and McCrillis Garden

    Lines Written in Early Spring By William Wordsworth I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined, In that sweet mood when…

  • Greetings from Carderock

    My Saturday sucked second-hand -- a good friend lost her father, whom I did not know well but had met a few times and who'd been ill for a while but…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments