Basho’s “where the hototogisu is singing” – April 19, 2015

no wo yoko ni uma hikimuke yo hototogisu

riding over the summer moor, –
“ah! lead the horse that way!”
where the hototogisu is singing

© Basho (Tr. R.H. Blyth)

The goal of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Sparkling Stars feature is to try to compose another haiku in the same spirit as the one given following the classical rules:

Mori (TN), Italy

driving past spring fields
“stop by the road and listen!”
larks sing in the mist

© G.s.k. ‘15

5 thoughts on “Basho’s “where the hototogisu is singing” – April 19, 2015

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