Sunday, October 23, 2011

Riding a Coo through the Scottish Highlands

The next day after I posted The Sunset Run poem blog entry, I was trying to tell a couple of my Scottish colleagues about it.  I said, "After I got home, I went for a run and then wrote a haiku."
"What?, they said.
I repeated, "I wrote a haiku."
"You know, a Japanese poem."
"Oh!," they said.  "You mean, a 'hai-queue?'  We thought you were riding on top of a high coo [=cow]!" 

I was left with an image of the famous picture of Buddha riding the ox...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunset Run

Entry for 18 October 2011:

Another haiku form poem:

The light goes away
losing five minutes each day:
Late sun still glints bright.

Hard rains these last days:
Weir booms below aqueduct,
fox lopes home at dusk.

Too much on right now:
Still, good day’s training, finished
paper, hard run help.