Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem Utabukuro, the special feature in which you may choose your own favorite haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form. This can be written by a classical or modern haiku poet or yourself.
Tell us why that specific haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form is one of your favorites and try to write an all new haiku inspired on the verse of your choice. This week I have chosen a beauty by Basho. As you all know I am a big fan of Basho, and I see him as my master, and every haiku written by him is my favorite, but there are a few which I like the very most. For this week ... one of my favorites by Basho:
in the daytime a lock
upon the gate
© Basho (1644-1694)
|Honeysuckle (the English translation of my penname)
to become myself
and be inspired
in front of my house
guards the gate
I am looking forward to your favorites.