Saturday, 5 December 2015

Woodpecker... a Haiku


For this month, Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is travelling with Basho on the Narrow Road into the Deep North.

An excerpt from The Narrow Road into the Deep North posted on CDHK -


I went behind the temple to see the remains of the priest Buccho's hermitage. It was a tiny hut propped against the base of a huge rock. I felt as if I was in the presence of the Priest Genmyo's cell or the Priest Houn's retreat. I hung on a wooden pillar of the cottage the following poem which I wrote impromptu.

even woodpeckers
do not damage this hut
a summer grove


© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)



And this is what I wrote -


no harm
woodpecker says
my humanity






Prompt by and Shared with-
Carpe Diem #871 The Narrow Road continues: for a while; a summer mountain; even woodpeckers
http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.in/2015/12/carpe-diem-871-narrow-road-continues.html









2 comments:

  1. I can almost feel the spirit of Basho in your haiku Nimi, really an awesome one.

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