Cricket Ways

Cid Corman conveys the sound of the insect with economy and elegance

a cricket crickets

It is the concluding line of a version of a haiku by Bashō. It is collected in One Man’s Moon.

My own take on crickets is weak…

Cricket sounds penetrate
the latices’ work of frogs’ voice

from Juvenilia (the third in a series of twelve “transcriptions”). It must be a special place from which to hear the liquid sounds of frogs punctured by that of crickets. And an even more special place to keep in mind the play with the one “t” spelling of “latices” which the eye may glance over and read “lattices”. Far, far too elaborate —

And so for day 771

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