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laughALONG! 23rd May

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: K. Ramesh


a turnip puller

points the way to the road

with a turnip


--- Issa (translation by R B Blyth)



I love the humor in this poem! Please share your views on this haiku and add a haiku which you have read that made you laugh ☺

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
27 mei 2023

Nice gentle humour, Ramesh.


Mine here:


evening assembly

a bulbul sings

our prayer song


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empty cricket field ghosts of yesterday's oohs and aahs ??

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
28 mei 2023
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loved the second.

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Issa paints such a lovely picture.

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Interesting — the version that I knew was a daikon radish, so perhaps westerners don’t know what that is. either way the joke is a really good one

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
26 mei 2023
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This is a good one! Of course, this senryu would be lost if we hadn't read Chiyo-ni's famous 'well' ku

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
24 mei 2023

#1

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Liked the humor. So too the style of Issa is contagious. Trying one

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sticky summer

scratching her back

with a chapati roller

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Feedback please

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
28 mei 2023
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okay, thanks!

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Rupa Anand
Rupa Anand
24 mei 2023

A gust of spring wind —

unhappily—lifts the skirts

of the roof thatcher


He glares back at me

with an ugly, surly face,

this old pond frog


If you are kindly,

they will shit all over you,

happy young sparrows


Kobayashi Issa

translated by Sam Hamill

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K. Ramesh
K. Ramesh
26 mei 2023
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These haiku made me smile! Thank you for sharing them...

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