True Love


Our task for this week at MMLM’s Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille: Try to describe reality as you are experience it in your life. This way of writing haiku is called “shasei”, it’s invented by Masaoka Shiki, one of the four greatest haiku poets ever and the haiku poet who brought haiku into the 20th century.

Love is fickle and
fleeting and vain — but your lust
will never leave you.





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
such a cold night

a rainy day
the autumn world
of a border town

Stormy autumn winds
sweep vibrant leaves from tree limbs —
dazzling the tired earth.
Nomadic tribes wander
in search of what can be found


SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman

Autumn Storm by segami on DeviantArt