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triveni spotlight: 11th April 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: Ashish Narain



between Heaven and Earth

begin to fall

a drop, or two,

of winter rain


Takahama Kyoshi tr. by Susumu Takiguchi

In Susumu Takiguchi. 2019. One Hundred Haijin After Shiki.

World Haiku Review 2019



This month is going to be a treat for our members. _()_ Thank you so much, Ashish.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
2023年4月11日

between Heaven and Earth

begin to fall

a drop, or two,

of winter rain


each time I read it, I feel it needs to be: begins to fall


Or is it - heaven and earth 'begin' to fall.

Then 'between' shouldn't be there on L1, isn't it? between Heaven and Earth

a drop, or two, of winter rain

begin to fall


This makes sense to me, I could be completely wrong.

いいね!
Ashish Narain
Ashish Narain
2023年4月13日
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It is an interesting question. Should the begin be conjugated with one (in which case it should be begins) or multiple (in which case it should be begin)? We would need a grammerian to answer that :)

いいね!
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