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Texas Wisdom #40

A hot summer’s day
Perspiration on my brow;
A/C in the truck.

— Billy-Bob Gautama

By corwin

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If there is perspiration on the brow then the A/C is not doing its job.

Unless I’ve missed something deeper.

Nice. Who knew BBG was a philosopher and a poet?

I think technically he shouldn’t have mentioned the season directly in a haiku, but should have used a kigo associated with the season. Something like, say, “Buzzing cicadas” (do cicadas buzz?)

winter garden
the moon thinned to a thread
insects singing
– Basho

spring rain–
a child gives a dance lesson
to the cat
— Issa

He says a word,
and I say a word – autumn
is deepening.
— Takahama

First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face.
— Murakami

Bah. Stupid article on kigo lied to me, evidently. Good references though. Guess BBG knows more about haiku than I do.

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