September 14th 2020

reading
    the letter, she's followed by September's
        leaves

Berry Bush (Block Print)

• There are certain species of English grammar,
in  the space of a haiku, that are difficult to 
reproduce in German (and vice-versa), so when I 
translated the original English version into 
German, I changed the haiku. Then I decided I 
liked the German haiku better and changed the
English version. I guess that makes this a translation 
of the German original. Also, there's a pun on the 
German Blätter which, as in English and leaves, can 
also be read as the pages of a book.  

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September 7th 2020

webs
    full of autumn's moonlight—the fat
        spiders

      Fine Nautilus (Block Print)

Also, in the comment section of the last Haiku. 
Rillie Tate wrote a haiku that I initially misread 
but both of us agreed that we liked the misreading. 
And I liked it so much so that I wanted to  include 
it with today's post.

night- 
    bridge—a boy sleeps on the thin, wooden 
       shadow

By Rillie Tate
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