Tokyo metro
the ebb and flow
of frowns

 

 

 

(Originally published in Asahi Haikuist Network, 6/16/17)


8 Responses

  1. Garry Says:

    Ezra would have recognized his influence on this one! Evocative!

  2. Marietta McGregor Says:

    Thank you for the great compliment, Garry!

  3. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Tis a small world…..

    underground train
    the city breathing
    down my neck

    (The Mainichi Daily News, 26th Jan. '16)

  4. Magyar Says:

    __ One line leaves, another arrives. In those parallel lines, are opposite goals that my imagination has seen; life as it is, so nicely posed by you Marietta. _m

    habits faces
    within these parallel lines
    aims alter

  5. Chad Says:

    Nice haiku.
    I miss Tokyo streets & foods :-)

  6. Jan Benson Says:

    Well done, Marietta
    Jan

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah, yes, Marietta. Well observed. The tube/metro/subway is a great place when you're a tourist and have time to people watch, but not so good when you're en route to work! :)

    marion

  8. Alan Summers Says:

    Tokyo metro
    the ebb and flow
    of frowns

    (Originally published in Asahi Haikuist Network, 6/16/17)

    —MARIETTA MCGREGOR

    In England we now have a version of Shinkansen which I find amusing. It's a kind of full cycle.

    So many faces and expressions both entering and leaving train stations, and the trains onboard and off too.

    It is fascinating to see so many faces and expressions as we see a train arrive or depart!

    .

    rush hour the train station cornea by cornea

    -Alan Summers
    2nd Prize – The Australian Haiku Society Spring Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal

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