The Calling Road – Haiku – December 1, 2015


rustling leaves fall
an invitation to walk
along the long road

this single tear
as the gull skims the water
a new dawn is born

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #870 prologue: a door of grass; spring departing; how glorious today we begin our walk along “The Narrow Road”  with Basho, our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has written a splendid post using extracts from Basho’s famous book, below are some of the haiku you can find on the post in which to inspire oneself … but I would warmly recommend dropping by Chèvrefeuile’s post and read the extracts from Basho’s diary!

kusa no to mo   sumi kawara yo zo   hina no ie

a door of grass
the resident changes for a time
a house of dolls

spring departing
birds cry and in the fishes’
eyes are tears

how glorious
young green leaves
flash in the sun

© Matsuo Basho 

And our hosts haiku:

the last night
I couldn’t sleep –
a Nightingale sings

© Chèvrefeuille

a farewell verse
scribbled on a receipt
don’t forget me

© Chèvrefeuille


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