Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First I want to thank you all for your nice and tributing haiku you have shared on my yesterdays post in tribute to the loved ones who have lost their lives in the Malaysian Airlines Attack last thursday. They were all very comforting and helpfull. Thank you for all your loving thoughts and prayers shared with us all her in The Netherlands, but also in those other countries who have lost loved ones in this same attack. We all hope that the truth will finally come out and that there will be justice done.
Today I love to share a haiku by Buson, but I also want to tell you something more about Buson's haiga, because next to his wonderful haiku, he also was a great painter.
Buson was a haiku-poet, but also a painter and he has painted wonderful haiga (haiku & painting). As I told you in our introduction for this month Buson made several haiga for the first paper version of Basho's ''Oku No Hosomichi'' (The Small Road Into The Deep North), but he also painted haiga on other verses by Basho e.g. this one:
are a sight to make
the sparrows laugh
|Sekizoro Singers by Yosa Buson
|Basho and Sora leave for the ''Oku No Hosomichi''
flowers of the plum
|Credits: Plum flower
reflects the light of the full moon -
first plum blossom blooms