Too Late #tanrenga #poetry

This month at Chevrefeuille’s Haiku Kai we are challenged by the Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga. the willow leaves fallen, the spring gone dry, rocks here and there © Yosa Buson (1716-1784) tears […]

Summer Dreams #haiku #photography

suwari taru fune ni neteiru atsusa kana in a boat grounded at low tide, taking a nap in the summer heat! © Yosa Buson swaying with the tide my dreams roll with the waves rope’s gentle tug On a warm summer’s afternoon, it is easy to doze into a nap filled with dreams. The prompt […]

Memory #haiku #moon

yabu- iri ya  mamori- bukuro o  wasure kusa Apprentice’s holiday: a good-luck amulet forgotten in the grass © Buson waiting all year dance to the memory full moon in her eyes This Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt is in celebration of a holiday that the servants were given: “Yabu-iri” literally “thicket-entering,” is an obscure season […]

Beyond the Gate #haiku #photography

“Of all languages, Japanese is by far the richest in onomatopoeic elements, especially of the simpler variety, in which the sound of the word is directly an imitation of the thing. I had never heard of onomatopoeia until I discovered haiku in the late eighties, but I learned through the years that haiku are made, written, […]

Caught in the Storm #haiku #photography #poem

end of the day’s walk thunder warns of storm’s promise no short-cut *** The prompt for Chevrefeuillle’s Carpe Diem is Short- Cut inspired by this haiku by Buson: chikamichi ya mizu fumi wataru satsukiame on the shortcut path, stepping through water to cross the meadow in the summer rains. I wrote another poetic offering for the […]

Life Giving Green #aomugi #haiku #health #spring

This haiku (in bold) is written by Sono-jo, a haiku poetess and pupil of Buson on grasses and leaves in Spring: te wo nobete ori-yuku haru no kusaki kani as I go along, stretching out my hand and plucking the grasses and leaves of Spring **  Catch the waving breeze green head of the barley […]

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