Writing with Morikawa Kyoroku – March 12, 2016

Two haiku and a haiga by haiku master Morikawa Kyorroku – disciple of Basho (the biography is in the CDHK link found below):

akegata ya shiro wo torimaku kamo no koe

it is dawn
the castle surrounded
by quacking wild ducks

deep in the water,
softly moving his fins,
a carp, dreaming

© Morikawa Kyoroku

Now my attempts to write in the spirit of today’s poet:

morning light
the first blossoms of spring
bloom over-night

under the castle
sparrows clamber for breakfast
near the fountain

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Carpe Diem Special #201 Basho’s disciples: Morikawa Kyoroku’s “morning glories”