this and that


is just as important as

- peeling potatoes

Albert Anker (1831-1910)
the "national painter" of Switzerland

"Girl Peeling Potatoes"
"Die kleine Kartoffelschälerin"
literally, "Little Potato Peeler"

Example of poetry inspired by paintings--what is known as 'ekphrasis' in the Eurocentric 'Western' tradition. The first significant example of ekphrasis is Homer's description of Achille's shield in The Iliad.

. WKD : Potato (jagaimo 馬鈴薯) .

dreaming of a white winter...
fresh mound of home fries
on the diner grill

(the first line is a paraphrase of a line
from an Irving Berlin song, "White Christmas")

Harry Bole - Happy Haiku Forum


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