Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ikkyu Haiku

HT Mikael Brockman.

nature's a killer I won't sing to it
I hold my breath and listen to the dead singing under the grass

1 comment:

Steve Mentz said...

The *Crow with No Mouth* Ikkyu translations by Stephen Berg (1989) are great. Here's one for animal studies --

Poetry's hellish bullshit one god way to suffer men love it
Men stupid as horses, cows

or

I love bamboo how it looks
And because men carve it into flutes.

An OOO-haiku, that last one?