Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem today I have a regular prompt for you. As you maybe know our regular prompts are all tools to write and create with, so all art tools, and today that's paint. Several years ago I not only wrote haiku, but I also painted, most watercolor paintings, but through lack of time I stopped painting. Sometimes I feel that I hadn't done that, but ... well you never know what time will bring.
This episode is about paint and I love to tell you something more about the haiga of Buson. Maybe you know, maybe you don't know, but this year it's Buson's 300 th birthday. Three hundred years ago Buson was born and in his life he became intrigued by haiku. He attended several haiku schools and got the best teachers I could imagine, because all his teachers were once students of Basho.
Buson was really into the beauty of haiku by Basho and he even traveled along the small road into the deep north, Basho's Oku no Hosomichi. He enjoyed the journey, but more than the beauty of Basho's haiku he was amazed by the beauty of the nature of the deep north. So he decided to start painting or in a better way said ... he became a haiga master and he published the first illustrated version of Basho's Oku no Hosomichi.
|Haiga by Buson part of Narrow Road to the Deep North (source: wikiart)|
Try to create a haiku or tanka in which you use paint or try to "paint with words" ... I know you all can do it ...
This time I tried a tanka inspired on this episode: