Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's Haiku



2010

A first cold nightfall.
Already the infant lacks
A little warm coat.

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9 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Teacher Leo said...

Even afer three years in teh cold at this time of year, for me New Year's is a day of sun, beach and warmth.
Wonderful image evoked...thanks!
May you and yours never lack for a warm coat.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Back in the Arkansas Ozarks, New Year's Eve was usually one of the coldest nights, so I often wondered about that poor little baby New Year coming naked into the world, but perhaps he didn't hang around long in the colder climes.

Thanks for the well-wishes . . . and the same to you and yours.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Charles said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Dr. Doom!

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Charles, and I suppose you realize that "doom" is merely "mood" spelled backwards. Or is it the other way around?

Either way, same to you and yours.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:01 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Incidentally, I modeled 'my' haiku after a Bashō classic:

初しぐれ 猿も小蓑を ほしげ也

hatsu shigure saru mo komino wo hoshige nari

the first cold shower
even the monkey seems to want
a little coat of straw

Just go to Wikipedia and check under "Haiku" for the example and more information.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:54 PM, Blogger Eshuneutics said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best for 2010.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Eshuneutics, and the same to you and yours.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been reading poetry since 1973, and this is one of the poignant poems I have ever read. As soon as I read it, all I could say in reaction was, "Oh my dear God."
Thank you for posting. 9Janxciv

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.

Jeffery Hodges

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