Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As we are on the trail with Basho we cannot forget his students/disciples. He had several disciples and during his life he gathered a group of followers around him of more than 1000 disciples. It's going to far to tell you something about his disciples, but his most close friends and disciples were only a ten poets. One of those ten poets was Hattori Ransetsu (1654-1707).
I love to share a haiku written by Ransetsu with you all to inspire you to write an all new haiku in the same spirit as the one given by Ransetsu, as is the goal of this CD-Specials. In my opinion this haiku his gorgeous ... taken right from daily life and from the heart ... this haiku could even be used to honor all mothers.
how tender she is
to the dolls!
|Credits: Basho's Ten close friends and disciples (Shoomon school)|
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