Saturday, May 9, 2015

Carpe Diem #726, on a mountain path

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As we are on the trail with Basho, we are coming closer to the ultimate journey he made "Oku No Hosomichi" or "The Small Road to the Deep North". In our rich history of CDHK I have done a few episodes about that classical piece of literature e.g. the episode of September 13th 2013. Worth reading I think, but that's later on this month.

The haiku for today I have used earlier I think, but I am not sure of that. It's a wonderful haiku. So if I have used it earlier ... my excuses for that.

Here is our haiku for today:

on a mountain path
somehow so moving
wild violets

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Again in this haiku we can see Basho's connection with nature. He has eye for everything around him even the tiniest flowers ... Maybe that's what Basho tries to learn us ... "have eye for all and everything, be one with nature".

It wasn't an easy task, but I think I succeeded in writing a haiku inspired on this beauty by Basho.

in the garden
between colorful leaves
a late rose

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Well ... it's a wonderful post I think and it's a great source of inspiration. I am looking forward to all of your responses.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until May 12th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, a butterfly flies, later on.


  1. Beautiful image with the late rose. Love the natural surprises! Wishing you a blessed week.

  2. Love the picture of the wild violets.
    Mine is up at: