The Great Buddha – Haiku – January 22, 2016

new fallen snow
whitens the head
of the Great Buddha

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem Special #193 Revise That Haiku … a trip along memory lane

Daibutsu no katahada no yuki toki ni keri

the snow has melted
on one shoulder
of the Great Buddha

© Shiki


As you all (maybe) know in this special feature the goal was to revise the given haiku and write/compose a new one. Not an easy task and it needs some courage to revise a haiku by one of the greatest five haiku-poets ever (Basho, Chiyo-Ni, Buson, Issa and Shiki), but … well it challenges you to look in a different way to the classical haiku.


16 thoughts on “The Great Buddha – Haiku – January 22, 2016

  1. hahaha, I like your revision. Buddha is indeed an old man with a white gray hair as you demonstrate with snow here. congrats!—Adjei


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