My Favourite haiku by Basho – August 13, 2015

Won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.

©  Matsuo Basho

a single blossom
left on the cherry tree
ah –  loneliness

© G.s.k. ‘15

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Carpe Diem My favorite haiku by … #1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694): a snowstorm of flowers

Today there is a wonderful new features at Carpe Diem – from the poet chosen for each episode, we are to choose our favourite haiku … not easy, today’s haiku poet is Basho and there are decidedly many of his poems that I would call – my favourite! Once we choose the poem we should try to revise it … I’ve chosen to at least try to write in the same spirit and tone …

18 thoughts on “My Favourite haiku by Basho – August 13, 2015

  1. First, I’m astonished that we both selected the same haiku to revise. Second, I’m delighted that both of us ended up in different places with our revisions. Isn’t it amazing how the muses work?


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