Vessislava Savova (Bulgaria)

sunny morning
dust bunnies
under my bed

Comment: a haiku that juxtaposes a clean and airy picture (the ‘sunny morning’ or hareta asa 晴れた朝) with the presence of shabby ‘dust bunnies’ (chiri 塵) under the poet’s bed. The second part of the poem brings a sense of abandonment and solitude (wabi 侘) by using a simple, minimal language. Note the alliteration of the nasal ‘n’ sound (doubled in the key-words ‘sunny’ and ‘bunnies’, almost a hint of allergy) running through the entire work and the subdued yet clear unmarked cut at the end of line 1, that somehow reproduce the woolly softness ( 柔) of the dust.

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