boat at sunset
calm and still waters
my father has set
© Carol Campbell
asajimo ya shi no sune omou yuki no kure
morning frost –
I think of the shins of my master
on a night with snow
Yaba wrote the following haiku when he heard the news of Basho’s death
chikara na ya hiza o kakaete fuyugomori
no strenght left –
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude
Especially the idea that Yaba’s haiku writing style is mentioned as “karumi” (lightness) and that’s one of the haiku writing techniques which Basho used also and which we will see in the last regular episode of this month.
I found a nice haiku composed by Yozakura, also a disciple of Basho, in which I read the same intensity as in the haiku by Yaba.
lost in the woods around Edo –
just the autumn wind
It’s even possible that Yozakura this one wrote when he heard of Basho’s death, there is however no “evidence” for that idea.
a gust of wind
a hat tolls around and around –
❤ ❤ ❤