Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Let us go on with the exploration of our ''big five'' haiku poets from classical Japan. Today our second haiku by Yosa Buson. Buson was a haiku-poet and he also created wonderful haiga as a painter ... so he was really an artist.
Buson had the honor to illustrate the first paper publication of Basho's ''Narrow Road to the Deep North'' (Oku No Hosomichi), the most famous haibun ever written. Buson however wrote wonderful haiku too.
In an earlier post at CDHK we had haiku about ''melon-flowers'' and the haiku by Buson which I love to share here is also on ''melons''.
are beaten by the rain
in the melon fields
the yellow flowers of melons
after a sunny day