Tag Archives: Basho

The Color of Lonely

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the “Big Five” haiku poets. As Buson started creating haiku he used his own way of writing, because he wasn’t a “fan” of Matsuo Basho (whom is seen as the “father of haiku”), but […]
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Heart Grief

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai :This haiku (or maybe more a senryu) isn’t really easy to work with, so this will be a “real” challenge to make the Tan Renga complete. who is it that grieves, the wind blowing through his beard, for late autumn?  (c) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth) broken heart will break again over […]
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Written for Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Here are the three haiku to use for your “fusion”. Three haiku by Basho (1644-1694) in a translation by renown Jane reichhold (1937-2016): falling sick on a journey my dream goes wandering over a field of dried grass * lying down with quilts over the head […]
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Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #53 Renga With Basho #10 “summer’s night” The goal is to add the two-lined stanza of approximately 14 syllables and make the renga complete. Your closing verse, the “ageku”, has to close the chain through association on the “hokku”. Here are the six (6) haiku to work with and create your […]
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Today at the MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Blog, it’s Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. Our task is to revise this Haiku by Basho: In these drops of dew Let me wash as a trial The dust of this world. Morning dewdrops heal, cleanse this human-stained planet time and time again.