Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the penultimate episode of this month in which we celebrated our 6th anniversary. It was a really nice month, a festive month I think. All our themes / prompts followed the alphabet and today we arrived at the letter Y and Z.
As you all know I see Basho as my sensei, my master, but in his life (1644-1694) Basho had several disciples. Some sources say more than 1000 disciples, but he had ten disciples he appreciated the most. One of those disciples was Yaha (or Yaba) who lived from 1662 to 1740. Yaha and Basho were very close and Yaha, for sure, loved his master very much.
|Yaha (or Yaba)|
asajimo ya shi no sune omou yuki no kure
morning frost -
I think of the shins of my master
on a night with snow
chikara na ya hiza o kakaete fuyugomori
no strength left -
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude
|Uguisu (Bush Warbler)|