Friday, August 13, 2010
I learnt that dragonflies are
A haiku of sorts, though not really. It has the required three lines and 17 syllables, but then an English syllable doesn’t actually equal a Japanese “on” (or so my thorough research on Wikipedia informs me), so my haiku probably wouldn’t be accepted into the haiku society – you know, if there was such a society). Oh, well. It’s my first attempt, so bear over with me.
My stay in Japan in 2006 left many impressions on me – some good, some not so good. One of the memories I always will remember fondly is the outdoors study sessions late in the fall – sitting outside wearing t-shirts was unheard of for a Norwegian!
Towards the end of the summer the dragonflies got lazy and careless – and invasive. They settled in our hair, on our coffee cans (the majority of the coffee I consumed that fall came on cans from vending machines), and in our textbooks. Thus the above shot was made. I can’t say if it was coincidental, or if the dragonfly really was interested in Korean history.