Written for:  Carpe Diem #1516, Robin D. Gill – Out of the box – letter G
“Robin Dallas Gill, born in 1951 at Miami Beach, Florida, USA, and brought up on the island of Key Biscayne in the Florida Keys, is a bilingual author in Japanese and English. He wrote extensively on stereotypes of Japanese identity before moving on to publishing his research on, and translations of Japanese poetry, especially the genres of haiku and senryū.

It took me some time to extract a few examples of his own haiku and senryu, but here they are, mainly senryu:”

a hoe sounds so good
a man will shiver

A wasp at work —
thick make-up is nothing
to be ashamed of

Mean fall sunlight
here in Brooklyn 2 square-ft
X 2 hrs per room

© Robin D. Gill (extracted from The Haiku Foundation)

another day
caught in black ink

© Chèvrefeuille (free-style & experimental) (our host)

Here is my attempt:

Giants, when not busy
appearing in fairytales
play baseball

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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