Wednesday, July 3, 2013


the closed door
back to my childhood...
key under a stone.
-- Marie-Alice Maire; France

Line Two opens with a nice pivot the word 'back'; (which lets us read Lines 1 and 2 together as well as Lines 2 and 3 together); and, at once adds dimension to this haiku. No longer is the object physical; the 'closed door', now raises the readers awareness to symbols of closure, and spaces for entrance and exits into Marie's life's journey.

Reading Marie's haiku, i sensed a quality of Leiws Carroll (1832-1898).
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."
--Leiws Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Having arrived at her today, she glimpses, taking us with her to her yesterday; brilliantly spanning time in her haiku moment. Her haiku seriously reiterates the question asked of countless contemporary haijins, can we really capture a moment, as stated by our haiku definitions.

Well done Marie-Alice
--gillena cox
Caribbean Kigo Kukai - founder/coordinator

The Kigo for the Kukai #41 was stone

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