That good old boy from down in the hollers of Appalachia, my good buddy Blue, has decided to grace Verbicidal Tendencies with another contribution. This time he has gone where no normal Southerner would dare to tread. Without further introduction to a man what needs no introduction - take it away, Mr. Blue.
I saw a great book today down at the local book store.
The great haiku author from southern Japan, Shoshimi
Takamishinoku, has released another literary
masterpiece. Greatest of all, it has been translated
into English, for all of the westerners who fancy
themselves of the artistic set. These are word for
word translations from the great southern master his
Backwoods bamboo hut
Five rickshaws on blocks out front,
Hidden by tall reeds.
Your kung fu is very good!
Let’s go hunt some deer.
Come here geisha! Quick!
The race is about to start,
Bring the chips and beer!
Damnable hound dog,
Too lazy to tree a ‘coon
Still howls all night though.
Waits for a bite, unnoticed
Brother steals the beer.
Wow! Looks like southern is southern, no matter which
country you hail from! I think I would enjoy meeting this
ol’ boy, I like the way he talks! In the meantime, I’m
heading back to the book store to see if they have any
more of his stuff.
Now I think that maybe some of the Southern readers out there might, just might mind you, be able to come up with their own Southern-style Haikus.