Tuesday, April 21, 2009

silk

silkworm--
choosing the white kimono
for her burial

8 comments:

Devika said...

ha! interesting, Nora :)

wishes,
devika

Magyar said...

Nora,
_Cacoon/kimono, I love the "choosing" here. Simplicity, such as this, says so much more than flowery words could ever do.
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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

there is so much in so few words. wonderful work.

John McDonald said...

good one nora
john

nora said...

Thank you all. Devika, yes, the haiku changed since you posted.

The double entendre was intended. The Japanese do bury their dead (at least traditionally)in white.

Devika said...

Oh, now its profound, Nora!

btw, we also bury the dead in white! isn't that so in the West?

devika

nora said...

Thanks, Devika. No, here we bury people in any color of dress clothes: a suit for a man and a dress for a woman.

However, I grew up in the Mormon religion, and they bury their dead in white religious garb.

Devika said...

Okay, thanks Nora for the response :)

wishes,
devika