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Friday, May 8, 2015
Carpe Diem #725, white blossoms
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to go on the trail with Basho, the traveling haiku poet, walking were he has walked and wrote is haiku and haibun. And today we are following him in his footsteps as he visits the mountain villa of Mitsui Shufu at Narutaki Plum Grove in Kyoto region.
This haiku comes from "Nozarashi kiko" (Journal of Bleached Bones in a Field) one of Basho's first haibun.
the crane was stolen
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
A nice haiku I would say and it inspired me to write the following haiku:
white like fresh fallen snow
colors the garden
Not a very big episode, time isn't really at my side, but I just had to create this episode (and the other two episodes) for today. I hope you don't mind.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until May 11th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, on a mountain path, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.