Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Weather Beaten – (Haiku/Haiga) – May 1, 2015

 

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abandoned old shoe
its walking days now over
weather-beaten

cold winds howl
passing through a threadbare coat
weather-beaten

© G.s.k. ‘15

Today begins the new series of prompts for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai dedicated to Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and I would really recommend you go visit the post which is very interesting.  Below is an ancient haiga dedicated to Basho and his travelling companion, Sora (they went on a sort of pilgrimage in an effort to as Basho is quoted as saying,  “renew his own art.” in the late spring of 1689 from Edu to Oku – the ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ is Sora’s Diary of this trip) as well as our first haiku of the month.

Basho & Sora (Oku No Hosomichi)

weather-beaten
wind pierces my body
to my heart

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

18 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Weather Beaten – (Haiku/Haiga) – May 1, 2015

  1. Ah brava, Cara. I am so pleased we are visiting Basho this month. Gives me an excuse to carry my book with me every day and revisit. I love your photo and haiku that complement each other…so many stories left behind.

    cold winds howl
    passing through a threadbare coat
    weather-beaten

    seagulls stare curiously
    shockingly quiet

    flying in circles
    waves wipe all traces
    memories lost

    piercing cries echo
    sudden gusts muffle their cries

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    • Oh! Renga … shades of Basho … yes!

      a long time later
      standing alone in silence
      where the wind once was

      contemplating winter
      though now the spring has come

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  2. Sounds very cold yet how warmly the carpe diem community greets your words. What an honourbto be so rewarded for your efforts

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  3. the
    puppy
    dropped
    the
    shoe
    on
    the
    sand
    and
    sat
    down

    he
    watched
    the
    waves
    break
    on
    the
    shore
    and
    waited
    for
    sunset

    when
    he
    was
    sure
    he
    had
    spend
    enough
    time
    he
    rose
    and
    touched
    the
    shoe
    of
    his
    beloved
    friend
    one
    last
    time

    then
    he
    trotted
    away
    knowing
    that
    some
    day
    in
    the
    future

    they
    would
    be
    together
    again

    playing
    among
    the
    clouds

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  4. Both are very nicely written, but your first haiku is more in close contact with the haiku by Basho, because of it’s “link” to the worn shoes …. broken through the weather …. Chapeau

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