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


two lost soles waiting
on the door step.


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


waddling ducks
he pursues his lady-love
quaking with laughter


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