Kozogami Haikus - Poem by Diane Hine
Castoff outer bark
in shreds is a mussed up sketch
in iron-gall ink.
Stripped mulberry sticks:
tossed in leafy greens.
the inner bark unwinding
in a stewing pot.
paper, pegged out in the sun
like a droughty cloud.
wet-torn, unravel like breeze
Feather in a web:
painted with thin glue, a long-
fibered patch will knit…
an over-thumbed page;
fragile, bruised and tatty-edged
as worn human skin…
to splint a paper-
making sketch or mend a dis-
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Daidarabotchi: a mythological giant.
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