Matsuo Basho died on November 28, 1694.
According to the lunar calendar, the anniversary of his death fell on October 12 this year.
I visited the poet's statue in Akita, and planned to stay at home and reread his travel journal “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.”
Let me post two haiku I wrote then.
carpet Basho's feet
Basho zo ashimoto oou shimoba kana
hits the garden
Hatsu arare uiwa utsu oto ya Basho tomu
These two haiku appeared on the Asahi Haikuist Network by David McMurray on November 20.
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― Hidenori Hiruta
Oh that was too good, Hiruta San :)返信削除
Nature's different moods do bring great poets to mind....infact many a time when the weather changes, I find myself wanting to read poetry :)
And yes, the other...on the calf was also good...brought a smile :)
I'm trying to write a haiku here, perhaps thinking also Bashoo ...返信削除
summer's gone --
an old leaf's
lap of honor
enjoyed these hiruta san返信削除
Well seen, Hiruta San! _m返信削除