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Saturday, August 29, 2009

high grass -
an ant in the jungle
of my leg hairs


herbes hautes -
une fourmi dans la jungle
des poils de ma jambe


Alan Summers said...

I love it!

Superbly underplayed, and beautifully understated.

You allow the reader to enjoy the humour, and the sensations, in their own way without being "instructed" to read it "the poet's way".

You are a very open poet for readers.

This haiku has other layers of meaning, and worth reading more than twice.

Another haiku that should go into a collection or anthology!

My only two very minor suggestions on amending/editing the haiku are purely on plural and possessive grounds, merely technical and therefore minor:


high grasses -
an ant in the jungle
of my leg's hairs


high grass -
an ant in the jungle
of my leg hairs

You are one of my favourite English-language haiku poets, when is a collection out!!! ;-)

all my best,
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diana l. said...

Oooh. Itchy. Wonderfully funny and tactile.

Damien Gabriels said...

Once again, all my thanks for your comment and your attention : you make me redden and I think your compliments are too kind !

Of course, I agree with your suggestions and change my post to improve my haiku

all my best