Kasuri Haiku


the yellow rose

tickles the bulls nose

as he forages


© Carol Campbell

Logo Carpe Diem March 2016 (2)

This rhyming in haiku is new to me but I learn a lot at CDHK. Here’s the assignment from Chevrefeuille:

This month we are exploring haiku writing techniques used by Basho, my sensei. And I am happy to announce to you all that I will create a CDHK e-book “In The Way of Basho” in which I will gather all the posts about the haiku writing techniques used by Basho and the CD-Specials in which I introduce disciples of Basho, the so called “Shoomon disciples” or “Shoomon school”. Next to all the posts I will include your submissions to every post at the end of every chapter (episodes). You can already find a preview at the right side of our Kai, free for download.

Okay … back to our haiku writing technique for this episode. In this episode I love to introduce “kasuri” or“frame rhyme”.

from Kyoto’s many houses
a crowd of ninety-nine thousand
blossom viewing

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

To understand this “kasuri” technique I also will give you the Romaji translation of this haiku:

kyo wa kuman kusen kunju no hanami kana

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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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31 thoughts on “Kasuri Haiku”

      1. 😀 I started outlining the topics for each letter 🙂 I just need U, V, W, X, Y & Z. I’ll find some time to sift through old stories. I’m sure I have something for them. I have been writing about Shayari since I was a little kid.

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