Flowers like snowflakes – Haiku – November 7, 2015

along the path
apple blossoms in the wind
fallen spring snowflakes

© G.s.k. ‘15

Painting by Alfred Sisley

For On The Trail With Basho … Encore #15 flower-like snowflakes

polished again
the mirror is as clear as
flower-like snowflakes

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Humour in Waka – August 8, 2015

shoes

abandoned
two lost soles waiting
on the door step.

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teeter-tottering
midnight laughter in the park
the revellers
like wayward children playing
under moonshine fumes

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waddling ducks
he pursues his lady-love
quaking with laughter

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weaving in the night
those drunken tourists roamed
but made no cloth

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for:

On The Trail With Basho Encore #11 drinking friends (humor)

and here is a delightful haiku by Basho:

sake nomi ni    katara n kakaru    taki no hana

drinking friends
to talk I’ll hang over like this
a waterfall of flowers

© Basho

and our host:

on the way home
drunken sailors bend over
to vomit

it’s a strange sight
like a waterfall they fall
drunken sailors

Ah! that sight
a waterfall of flowers
when vomiting

© Chèvrefeuille