Haiku – June 17, 2014



summer evening
warm saké and history
reading haiku

fleas jumping
on the sofa merrily
a feast waiting

rain drumming
at midnight
summer concert

buzzing mosquito
singing of feasts
in my ear

the flowers grow
and wither

the cat streches
his nap completed
he eats dinner

whispering wind
in a field of corn
inviting autumn

This post is dedicated to two of the great haiku masters of history and is a little tribute I wanted to make for them … Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa I wonder if I’ve been able to capture the two different voices of these great masters!


9 thoughts on “Haiku – June 17, 2014

  1. Very definitely! You have channeled Issa on the left; Basho on the right. Tiny critters living their lives on the left; the beautiful and mysterious on the right.

    My favorite is the forlorn flowers — it makes you stop and think.

    This series is impressive!


  2. WoW! I feel like I am reading a book on haiku…really! I managed to download a small one on my ereader and reading this is…well, like you are my teacher and I am lovin this, Georgia!!


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