#haiku #chiyo #summer #cicadas
Its mid summer where I am and we have cicadas in Australia.
Taki no ne mo / hosoru ya mine ni / semi no koe
waterfall of sound despite stretching thin (voice like thread) mountains at cicadas of voice
Let's change that into something that sounds and reads a bit more "poetic" in English
Despite the roar of the waterfall
Spreading thinly around the peaks
The voice of the cicadas
Despite is perhaps a rather generous interpretation of mo but it works
Cicadas in Japan allegedly like rock crevices as much as they prefer trees in Sydney.
Chiyo uses peaks mine instead of yama. Perhaps she was visiting the Hakusan Mountains South and South East of Matto City ?
I will have more technozi for you over the Christmas but there will be some bumping of old posts.
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