Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you all know I see Basho (1644-1694) as my sensei (master) and my master has written a lot of haiku inspired on the beauty of the diversity of blossoms. So for today's episode I have chosen to challenge you to revise a "blossom"-haiku written by Basho, but let me first give you a few examples of haiku on blossom by Basho:
haru tachite mada kokonoka no noyama kana
passed the first day of spring,
it’s only nine days
on the hills and fields.
shoshun mazu sake ni ume uru nioi kana
firstly, at the beginning of spring,
they sell sake and plum blossoms
and I smell them.
konohodo wo hana ni rei iu wakare kana
“thanks for all”
expressing my gratitude to blossoms
at the parting.
|Mount Fuji "surrounded" by Cherry Blossoms|
Revisit the first episode ever of our special feature Revise That Haiku (October 12th 2013)