It is simple down-to-earth everyday reality that more than anything else makes us aware of the goodness and truth of life. The very briefness of a haiku gives it the highest potential in all poetry of non-interference with the spring of our being through unalive ideation. (HF Noyes)
Yesterday, on Word Pond, Donna Fleischer marked the passing, earlier this year, of American poet and editor HF (Tom) Noyes. Donna’s post ends with two haiku by Noyes …
children playing at tennis the net gets in the way
floating into the cage
of the silver fox
The quote comes from an essay entitled “Haiku and Reality” by HF Noyes, published in Presence (#28, January 2006, p12), the British haiku journal edited by the eminent poet, Martin Lucas.