This haiku I have chosen is (in my opinion) a masterpiece and in this masterpiece we can find Buddhism as Issa was devoted too.
As we look closer to this haiku we see the strong pine tree rising to the sky, always green whole year through and the fragility of the plum blossom. In this is Buddhism ... eternity, but also transience. This haiku is balanced and the picture it paints is gorgeous.
|Credits and Copyright: Pine Tree and Plum Blossom
on the pine tree's root...
struggles in the Spring Breeze -
petals fall in the mud
falls in love with the blooming plum -
just like humans