Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

 Posted by Susan Shand on January 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (7)
For a little light entertainment…
There is an interesting exchange going on here http://www.facebook.com/groups/326285114152188/  in Haiku-Culture Magazine
…which might bring us back down to earth. 
Issa, as many of us know already, is famed for his poems about bodily functions. But did you know about the popular Japanese game of “fart battles”?  
Or the huge amount of Japanese images of farting? 
Well I did say earlier that the Japanese sense of humour is largely untouched by puritan and prudish attitudes to the body, that seems to include its natural functions too. Enjoy!
(stardate 20130119)

7 thoughts on “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

  1. geaneditor 08:18 PM on January 19, 2013
    “A little night music”
    Have you had too many men farting under the covers then

    I have a haiku about farting (among many other bodily functions) too…

    the gale turns
    to hurricane force —
    my silent fart

    from A Seal Snorts out the Moon (Cauliay, Aberdeen) 2007

  2. Susan Shand 03:18 AM on January 20, 2013
    You might think that… I couldn’t possibly comment….

    she walks
    away from it silent
    and deadly

  3. geaneditor 03:25 AM on January 20, 2013
    I like your haiku sue. Given the surreptitiousness of your dropping one perhaps you may consider this edit to include a subtle pun and rhyme:

    she walks
    away from it silent
    but violent


  4. Susan Shand 03:58 AM on January 20, 2013
    Ha! That would make it one of your poems col, not one of mine. Yours fill the room with your unmistakable presence. Mine sneak up on you from behind and kill you softly with their pong….

  5. geaneditor 04:03 AM on January 20, 2013
    Indeed, your deadly stink may linger a while but my brash tones hold the audience captive in anticipation of another wonderful sound.

  6. Reply
    Susan Shand 05:09 AM on January 20, 2013
    I don’t think mine do resonate col. Not like yours. I’m not as honest and open as you are, too secretive. Writing this blog has helped me with that. Letting myself be seen.

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