Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As we are on our way to the end of this anniversary month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we are visiting the Seven Ancient World Wonders and today we arrive at Olympia were the Statue of Zeus once stood.
This colossal statue represented the Greek god of heaven: Zeus. It was ordered in 450 BC. to the Athenian sculptor Phidias by the inhabitants of Olympia who wished to decorate the temple of the old town.
|The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (an interpretation)|
of a great haiku poet
|Basho (1644-1694) - the greatest haiku poet ever|
As the Statue of Zeus was made to honour the creator of the Olympic Games, Basho was honoured with the Sumo-games which are wearing his name "Basho-Games".
honoring haiku -
after their fight retrieving balance
sometimes a struggle sometimes not
just like sumo
!! Statue of Zeus is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!