Saturday, August 6, 2011


wedding anniversary -
mom asks me to put on
my father's tuxedo
--Cezar F.Ciobîca, Romania

I ask myself, after reading and rereading this haiku, why did so many people like it, and why did it emerge winner in this kukai ? Every time i read it i summized a new interpretation; a new set of answers to questions of the activity inside the poem. Three characters are presented, two of them in the foreground and one in the background. The direct conversation between 'mom' and the poem's persona is related to us after the fact, but it features prominently in the setting; yet it is unclear to us what really is the request; is it to clothe the father who is unable to dress himself? Is it that the persona should wear the tuxedo of his father on a particular wedding anniversary, since it will fit him well. And if so does it intimate to readers the likeness of father and son

Who will be wearing the tuxedo? are all characters present day? these are some of the questions which lend itself to the intrigue in Cezar's haiku, a chiaroscuro of character and request in a wedding anniversary canvas

Well done Cezar

--gillena cox
coordinator; Caribbean Kigo Kukai

The kigo was tuxedo

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