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.


Jisei for a Willow – Tanka/Jisei – September 26, 2015

fallen willow

fallen – sweet willow
felled by impetuous winds
September tempest
her sisters weep on the shore
and I write her jisei

tall subtle willow
protected young and old
fell – angry winds

© G.s.k. ‘15

This was is what remains of the largest willow in the lake front parks at Riva Del Garda.  I rarely could photograph her … she was just way too big – she often was just a few leaves filling in the space around her sister willow.

fallen willow_2

From last March:

Weep Haiga

Linked to: Carpe Diem On The Trail With Basho Encore #14 “falling willow leaves”