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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cleveland Poet's Haiku in Lilliput Review

Check out the following. Local poet Dianne Borsenik has a haiku in the weekly update from Issa's Untidy Hut:

http://lilliputreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/diane-borsenik-and-john-stokes.html

Borsenik's haiku is an example of how to make the most out of minimal language. The kigo--"full moon"--refers traditionally to Autumn, a season of slowing down and loss, as well as longing and memory. Borsenik's use of "spill" and "white" connotes the cliche adage, "Don't cry over spilt milk," but successfully navigates around using all but the most spare of allusions. Thus, readers are put into a scene of loss, unresolvable loss perhaps, which is juxtaposed against the austere beauty of light from the full moon.

Quite a moving and resonant haiku.

5 comments:

John Burroughs said...

Well said, Mr. Gage.
Congratulations, Dianne!

T.M. Göttl said...

This is a lovely piece. Excellent haiku.

J.E. Stanley said...

Very evocative piece. Congratulations, Dianne!

Gillena Cox said...

Congratulations Dianne

much love...

Dianne Borsenik said...

Thanks to Don Wentworth for publishing my haiku, to Josh Gage for reviewing it, and to John Burroughs, T. M. Göttl, J. E. Stanley, and Gillena Cox for the lovely comments- you've all made my birthday one of the best ever!

Cited...

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau