brown bear fishes
carefully makes his way across the creek
I await my turn
© Carol Campbell
Chevrefeuille shares with us the haiku of one of Basho’s followers:
some blossoms there are
that nobody sees—
an oak deep in the woods
© Shiba Sonome
As I read and re-read this haiku again it felt like Sonome had written it for her master Basho, because, as you all know … Basho means ‘banana-tree’ and that tree has blossoms that aren’t rich in color, the blossoms of the banana-tree are inconspicuously and it’s wood is useless. But he (Basho) is like an oak, he is the master of haiku and he can point you the magical world of nature and expose it to you all (The deeper meaning of oak is mysterious and deeper knowledge/wisdom). So … maybe Sonome has written the above haiku for her master.
It;s a really gorgeous haiku and as I wrote above … I think it’s truly a tribute to Matsuo Basho.
Here is another beauty composed by Sonome:
how hot it is!
scarce can I bear the child upon my back
that plays with my hair
© Shiba Sonome (Tr. Chèvrefeuille
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