Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First this: Last night my dad became very ill and became hospitalized. He is on the ICU set on the respirator. He has a severe pneumonia. The next 48 hours are very critical and we hope that he will survive this.
This CD-Special is a little later than planned, but as you know I am in the nightshift and hadn't time to create this episode on time.
This month all our CD-Specials are about Basho's ten most close disciples, also know as the Shoomon Basho. In this episode I love to introduce to you Shida Yaba (1662-1740).
Shida Yaba (1662 - 1740)
|Shida Yaba (1662 - 1740)|
I think of the shins of my master
on a night with snow
Yaba wrote the following haiku when he heard the news of Basho’s death
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude
|Uguisu (Japanese Nightingale of Bush Warbler)|
Basho wrote :
Pooped on the rice-cakes
On the verandah.
© Basho (Tr. Peipei-Qiu)
Especially the idea that Yaba's haiku writing style is mentioned as "karumi" (lightness) and that's one of the haiku writing techniques which Basho used also and which we will see in the last regular episode of this month.
I found a nice haiku composed by Yozakura, also a disciple of Basho, in which I read the same intensity as in the haiku by Yaba.
lost in the woods around Edo –
just the autumn wind
a hat tolls around and around -
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 1st at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, rice gourd, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share.