Friday, April 13, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #28 Revise That Haiku ... Yosa Buson's "Frost On The Temple"

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday April 15th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new weekend-meditation here at our Haiku Kai. This weekend I have another nice Revise That Haiku task. This special feature triggers you to look from all sides to one or two classical haiku and try to "revise" them. It's a nice way to improve your own haiku writing skills.

This weekend I love to give you a task to revise two haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784). Yosa Buson, or Yosa no Buson, was a Japanese poet and painter from the Edo period. Along with Matsuo Bashō and Kobayashi Issa, Buson is considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period. Buson was born in the village of Kema in Settsu Province.

"Wild Horses" painting by Yosa Buson
Here are the two haiku by Buson to "revise":

the millstone has turned
thirty-three times in its course —
frost on the temple

© Yosa Buson

a branch snaps under snow
waking me from a dream of the cherries
flowering on Yoshino

© Yosa Buson

Two not so renown haiku I think, but maybe that makes it a little bit easier to "revise" them. Well ... have a wonderful weekend.

This episode is open for your submissions next Sunday April 15th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until April 22nd at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode, praying, next Sunday too. For now ... have a great weekend with a lot of joy, love and inspiration.

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