Morning Haiku and Waka – Misty Showers of Life – May 2, 2015

Today, I’m going to put two aspects together in order to write my morning Haiku and Waka … one aspect is inspired by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with his daily intro to Basho (please drop by and have a look at the post HERE) and from our young host at Heeding Haiku with HA (which seems to point in the same direction … but you can read his post HERE).

Here is the haiku Misty showers (with preface):

It rained the day I passed through the barrier, and all the mountains were hidden in the clouds.

misty showers
the day one cannot see Mount Fuji
it is more attractive

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Basho wrote several haiku about Mount Fuji I have found another nice one:

The wind from Mt. Fuji
I put it on the fan.
Here, a souvenir from Edo

© Basho (Tr. Ryu Yotsuya)



walking the canals
this Venetian souvenir
plop plopping rain drops

  © G.s.k. ‘15

14 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Misty Showers of Life – May 2, 2015

  1. Your haiga is….classical, is the best word – the layout nice and dreamy and romantic, and really, the experience is heightened remembering it like that, as a haiga, without being repeated in other formula. It is inspirational, as classical haiku often are, pointing us back to what a haiku is.
    The second one, well, that one is slotted in as one of my favourite haiku, no ifs and buts – and so, so wise to not include an image, as the picture and sound are so, so clear to me – delicious, nostalgic.

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    • Thanks so much Hamish for this articulated critique of the haiga and haiku, I enjoyed it very much and appreciate that you took the time to write this! I decided to not rewrite the haiku as you suggested in a previous haiga write and I must say, I too enjoy it better this way.


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