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First Known When Lost: Blue

A flower unknown
To bird and butterfly, —
The sky of autumn.

Basho (translated by R. H. Blyth), in R. H. Blyth, Haiku, Volume 4: Autumn-Winter (Hokuseido Press 1952), page xxxii.

Source: First Known When Lost: Blue


Waka by Ono-no-komachi | Conversations with the Light

Japanese poem Waka by Ono-no-komachi (calligraphy by Mteisi) :

How invisibly 
it changes color in this world

the flower of the human heart.

Conversations with the Light.

James Taylor If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight

Today’s Haiku (February 1, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

絵の中に赤き花ある二月かな   中西夕紀

e no naka ni akaki hana aru nigatsu kana

            a red flower

            in the painting


                                                Yuki Nakanishi

Fay Aoyagi, translation

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Today’s Haiku (February 1, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi).

remembering; and with the aid of; ventilation; and production; the poem by Christian Hawkey | Academy of American Poets

remembering; and with the
aid of; ventilation; and
production; the poem

Christian Hawkey


must balance; this risk; a tablet; peak plasma; the first alphabet;
with the clinical need; finger-sized; it makes sense; the fingers;
were the first; to make sense; this risk; 31 letters; the flower-visiting
as opposed to; dung-feeding; the terminal phase; and the;
distribution phase; never; in my life; the relationship; logarithmic;
propriate or; propion; to make sense; this risk; and the;
as opposed to; had i imagined; that’s business; he was as soft as;
bill nodded; his neck trembling; a tablet; peak plasma; 31 letters;
throwing my body; the flower-visiting species; with the clinical need;
in front of; and with the aid of; that’s business; the distribution phase;
and the; on-coming; volunteers; reflected; in the moment of; the
the first alphabet; peak plasma; bill nodded; pooled analyses; in
my life;
this risk; the fingers; reappropriated; his neck trembling; numb

Ed Dorn, Ron Padgett, and Yu Jian at d i p p i n g b u t t e r f l i e s

Ed Dorn and Ron Padgett II

The horns of yellow
     on this plain resound
  and the twist on the air
of their brilliance
                       Say where
say where I will find
a love
        or an arabesque
of such rash fortune
            – ed dorn
When I was a child
my elders taught me
that there are 24 hours
in each day
But 24 hours is
afterward too
Is a springtime
The flower opened
I look similar to yesterday
Except that I am open
and my petals
are starting to fall
O excuse me!
For a moment
I thought
I was a flower
         – Ron Padgett and Yu Jian