September 20, 2012

Haiga 896 - Matsuo Basho haiku from Nozarashi Kiko

Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Artwork by myself

The 15th haiku from "Nozarashi Kiko"
Basho wrote:"Visiting the Taima Temple on Mount Futagami, we saw a pine in the courtyard that must have been a thousand years old, “big enough to hide oxen.” Though nonsentient, its connection to the Buddha preserved it from the woodsman’s axe. How fortunate, how awesome!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Da lat Christmas
up and down the tree