Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Monday, May 21, 2012

Blind Date Haiku

blind date:
her long hair cascading
into the spring night


Editor's Choice Haiku (SHH 2 Contest), Sketchbook,7: 2, March/April 2012

Editor's comment:

Blind date in my world has two interpretations. If the date was visually blind, the long hair against the darkness of the sky gives the expanse and message of no limitations in its juxtaposition to her limitations.

If it is a first date on a spring night, the long black hair cascading into the darkness gives the feeling of unknown expectations. Here the kigo is used as a message of the bud of a relationship, letting down the hair is letting down inhibitions.