Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome ... a new episode in our Troiku month and I will keep it short, because of lack of time. Today I will give you only the haiku from which you have to create your Troiku.
For today I have chosen a haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), whom I see as my sensei. It's one of the 50 haiku he used in his wonderful haibun "The Small Road Into The Deep North" (Oku-no-Hosomichi).
Here is the haiku to work with:
people in the world
hardly notice these blossoms
chestnuts by the eaves
© Basho (Tr. Tim Chilcott
|Chestnut Tree in full bloom|
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 11th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.