Favorite Haiku

Candle Haiku

My inspiration for this:

Lighting one candle
with another candle–
spring evening.


Yosa Buson


My response:

candles light our beach

the waves don’t snuff them

a spring night

© Carol Campbell

Carpe Diem Ntabukuro


“Tell us why that specific haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form is one of your favorites and try to write an all new haiku inspired on the verse of your choice. This week I have chosen a beauty by Basho. As you all know I am a big fan of Basho, and I see him as my master, and every haiku written by him is my favorite, but there are a few which I like the very most. For this week … one of my favorites by Basho:

morning glories
in the daytime a lock
upon the gate

© Basho (1644-1694)

As I read this haiku for the very first time I had the idea myself to go on a retreat, but that’s not my way of living. I love people around me and I, for sure, will not close my gate for visitors. I am the opposite of Basho. I embrace the people around me. I can’t live without them. Of course … I take sometimes a few days for myself, but that’s more to come to myself, to get new energy and inspiration.
a few days
to become myself
and be inspired

the Honeysuckle
in front of my house
guards the gate”

© Chèvrefeuille

I chose this one as my favorite for today because of its purity and simplicity! So lovely!




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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