Shiba Sonome Haiku


brown bear fishes

carefully makes his way across the creek

I await my turn


© Carol Campbell

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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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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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