Jennie Daiker & Alexander Allen
Sent to Li Po as a Gift | By Tu fu
We meet each other.
You still whirl about as a thistledown in the wind.
Your Elixir of Immortality is not yet perfected
And, remembering Ko Hung, you are ashamed.
You drink a great deal,
You sing wild songs,
Your days pass in emptiness.
Your nature is a spreading fire,
It is swift and strenuous.
But what does all this bravery amount to?
Alliteration appears in "swift and strenuous."
Haiku | Yosa Buson
Telling a tale as they go,
Straw cape, umbrella.
In our sedan
Your soft whispers.
A man lives here-
Smoke through the wall.
Soaking on the road
A child's rag ball.
There is a consistent meter as well, keeping with a repeated number of syllables.