Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Artwork by myself.
The 8th haiku from "Nozarashi Kiko"
In his journal, Basho wrote:"The waning moon shown pale in the sky, the base of the hills was still dark. With my whip dangling from my horse, we crossed many miles before any sound of cockcrow. I rode in a lingering dream as in Du Mu's“Dawn Departure,” then as I arrived at Sayo-no-nakayama I was startled awake."