Friday, July 27, 2012

WAVING THE RED FLAG, haiku from the left front
















Dimitar Anakiev
WAVING THE RED FLAG, haiku from the left front
dedicated to Joseph Joe Mussomeli who makes great efforts to correct the history of my country


As in an old film
I put on a fresh shirt
and go to the rally

Тwo decades living
without own history
hard even for a stone

A legacy of workers'
state, the common property:
flies share the table

Ambassador Joe
hates our Magistra Vitae
for waving the red flag

Six republics, sky              
and Adriatic sea            
sold for money 

They cut the pine:
it knows the Education and Health
flat, job, house and car

In the Balkans              
calling the name of "rustic"         
swastikas sprout  

Neanderthal man
bombing Afghanistan back
to the Stone Age

In the end of the Trail of Tears—
the tears forced into
costume jewelry

6 comments:

robert d. wilson said...

Your political diatribe is free verse broken into stanzas. It is not haiku in any way or form. What you believe politically and how you pontificate is your own right, or should I say left. You obviously ave not studied iku in great depth nor do you understand the teachings of Basho and Buson. Your sensei appears to be Lenin, who never penned haiku.

Kamesan 亀さん said...

Robert, of course your knowledge on haiku is very limited.

robert d. wilson said...

It is your knowledge of haiku that is stunted. Ego is no substitute for knowledge. You are your own invent, with a need to impress people. Haiku is not a short poem consisting of whatever you choose to posit at the moment.
You are not an open minded scholar and your lack of research into the haiku genre is glaring. An academic discussion with you would be impossible. Therefore, i will ignore your blog and you, having no time nor patience for pontification and pomposity. Adieu.

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Kamesan 亀さん said...

HAIKU FOR MY CADILLAC

American teacher of haiku
and Zen Buddhism finished his lecture
with: Adieu.
Dimitar Anakiev