May 13, 2009

Haiga 208-Basho

Haiku by Basho Matsuo. (from"Narrow Road to Oku")

The last part "the eyes of fish fill with tears" is an interesting expression; it is almost sur-realistic.
This tells that "sketch" approach advocated by Shiki and later by Kyoshi, is not only way to write haiku.
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Tobacco Road Poet said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Alan Summers said...

I can't wait to see more!

This is one of my favourite haiku, and it's good to see non-shasei haiku.

all my best,
With Words Online Haiku Competition.

RBroeker said...

Love it.

Best wishes

Linda Brazeau said...

Beautifully done!

Gabi Greve said...

Great work!
Eager to see more!

Gabi from Okayama

bandit said...

The near surrealism of Basho matched as fish and bird share an indeterminate home.


kuni_san said...

Thank you everyone for the encouraging comments.

Sasav said...

Great, great great. Bravo!
You are a true master. Thank you!