Carpe Diem Special – above the sea – May 28, 2015

above the sea

above the sea
under brooding clouds
the sunset

© G.s.k. ‘15

this wooden gate
shuts me out for the night
winter moon

above the sea
a rainbow, erased by
a flock of swallows

© Kikaku (Tr. Michael K. Bourdaghs)

Today’s Carpe Diem Special is dedicated to Kikaku(1661-1707 , one of Basho’s most well-loved disciple:

“Kikaku has almost the same attraction to the beauty of nature as Basho had and he (Kikaku) has written wonderful haiku. Later in his life Kikaku fell in love with the city and his haiku changed dramatically, but were all beauties.”  Chèvrefeuille

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