*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Carpe Diem #568, Apples
I just read Kristjan's JUST READ post, then read the prompt for this post. Help me if I've got this wrong, but I think Jane Reichold's apple haiku are way off the mark. Are they stark and detached observations, or do they depend on sentimentality? Only the first of the three can possibly be viewed as a brief moment in time. Like the other two, it is a vivid image, but I see no deeper meaning there, or even a particularly sparkling insight. The second one strikes me as being both twee and trite - very unlike the CROW haiku of Basho. The third is the best. It might have a deeper meaning [though I can't tease it out] and a touch of irony, but it seems to have two caesura when there should only be one. Am I too harsh, or flat out wrong? Let me know in comments.