May 6th, 2020

May 7, 2020

ダン蔵 introduced his newest freestyle haiku to me over the dinner.

I’m lost… I’m confused… I must find the location of my senior center



I asked him is this sarcasm? ダン蔵 said this is pathos.


I looked at a dictionary and it said pathos is momentary and emotional elements.

Well, therefore, I wanted to introduce him to Japanese two masters freestyle Haiku, Taneda Santouka, and Ozaki Hosai. But, he didn’t want to know them. It’s a pity.



He wanted to watch TV news as usual.


I attached a youtube by Kazetaro.


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2 Responses to “May 6th, 2020”

  1. Pamela says:

    Such a humorous analogy between ダン蔵 and free flowing haiku. Thanks for introducing me to these two poets. I found this one by Santoka to be quite relevant for our current moment of isolation…

    Of Two Minds….
    As Ryokan said,
    Truly I love this life of seclusion.

    Then why do I pine away
    for a visit from friends?

    And why,
    when they do come,

    why is it that all I can think about
    is how to get away,

    back into the woods, back to my life
    of seclusion?

  2. minikonote says:

    Oh! Wow! In English translated Santouka sounds very new to me.
    I want to read them compare with the original Japanese. Very interesting. And It may improve my English too. Thank you, Pamela!

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