John Knight

(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

1117 ITALIAN HAIKUS


Italian is a language equally as beautiful as Latin. I fact Italian is the European Language that is the closest to Latin. This is not surprising when you consider that the capitl of Italy id Roma! It is the vowel endings that makes Italian - Spanish and Portuguese poetry so flowing and Romantic when it is recited. If you can pronounce Italian just recite these Italian Haikus and see how beautiful they sound. Againg I will give a translation to help you appreciate the essence of each Haiku.

LUNA PIENA
IL VENTO NEL MIO CUORE
VUOTO SOFFIA

Full Moon
The wind blows through
My empty heart

DOPO LA PIOGGIA
SUI FILI IL SOLE STENDE
TREMULE PERLE

After the storm - sunshine
Has strung the washline
With Quivering pearls

MISTERIOSO E ALTERO
NELLA FOSCHIA D'ARGENTO
NOVILUNIO D'INVERNO - ALTERO

Mysterious and unnnattainable
Through the silver mist
Winter's New Moon.

SPERDUTA - LA GRU
CHE COSTRRUISCE CITTA
PER FARSI IL NIDO

The crane - forlorn
Searches the City
To find its nest.

(John Knight - Colchester - November 2009)

Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009

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  • Fay Slimm (11/19/2009 1:12:00 AM)

    Another lovely expressive form for Haikus John - - - excellent work - - Fay (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (11/16/2009 9:10:00 PM)

    You really excel at this form. The explanation note is also much appreciated. All the Romance languages seem beautiful, when you listen to them. I enjoy listening to a song called The Waters of March by Elis Regina, and even though it is entirely in Portuguese and I can't understand a word of it, her voice singing so perfectly along with the music is totally addictive. You can find it on youtube. (Report) Reply

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