John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

1118 Spanish Haikus - Poem by John Knight

Spanish is very similar to Latin (from which it is derived) and Italian consequently Spanish Haikus also have an excellent 'voice' due to the vowel endings. Again I included some literal translations into English.

SOLO Y CANSADO
PERO TRAS LA VENTANA
BRILLA LA NIEVE

Alone and tired
But behind the window
The snow sparkles

DOCENAS DE PALOMAS
ALDREDOR DE UN MENDIGO
Y UN TROZO DE PAN

Dozens of pigeons
Around a beggar
An a piece of bread

UNOS PAJARITOS
POSADAS EN LA ALFEIZAR
MIRAN LA BAILARINA

Little birds perched
On the window-sill
Watching the Ballerina

(John Knight - Colchester - November 2009)


Comments about 1118 Spanish Haikus by John Knight

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/12/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    Brilliant write....All haikus are fantastic the one which I liked the most is
    Dozens of pigeons
    Around a beggar
    An a piece of bread
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  • (5/3/2014 1:27:00 PM)

    .........truly enjoyed these lovely writes...this is my favourite....
    ~Little birds perched
    On the window-sill
    Watching the Ballerina ~
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  • (1/17/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    U have got the required image.................wonderful (Report)Reply

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  • (11/30/2009 3:01:00 AM)

    They are all great but my fav was the second one- I wrote a poem called Summer 1963 which probably explains that- It is amazing what can come out of three lines============10 (Report)Reply

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  • (11/16/2009 8:42:00 PM)

    Wow, these are exquisite. I loved the explanation too. It's nice when a fellow poet takes extra time to explain things and it shows that he never takes his reader for granted. (smile) (Report)Reply

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  • (11/16/2009 6:48:00 PM)

    really amzing stuff John (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009



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