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Haiku Classic: Apr. 1, 2018

now the wisteria

    supports the trellis

    father and son


    Gregory Piko (1955-): From "paper wasp vol. 9(2)" (2003).

    Although the trellis was first constructed in the garden to support the wisteria, perhaps when the newly married couple moved into their new house, now the wooden poles and spars of the trellis have weathered away. In their frailty they are now being held up by the wisteria plant, the trunk and limbs of which have grown thick and strong with age. An elderly father and his fully grown son are in the garden and one can imagine the son now aiding and helping his father get around -- the tables being turned from the way things were in his youth.

    Selected and commented on by Dhugal J. Lindsay

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