Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

Furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

--Matsuo Bashô

The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water

--Translated by R.H. Blyth

(my interpretation of Basho's haiku)
splash...
in the old pond
a frog

--gillena cox


Today's note - Basho

The who of haiku? that would be Basho. It was Matsuo Basho who took the hokku of renga and deceided to poem it in a stand alone form, today we know the genre as haiku


I invite you to share some of your expertise on Basho with me

Thank you Lorrainefor
pond splash
love the ripple
Stone and Frog



Today's tag

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6 comments:

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

I am trying to get a hold on Basho . . . the various translations can be quite confusing . . .

http://matsuobasho-wkd.blogspot.jp/

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Gabi for dropping in and leaving the link

much love...

Frieda said...

Your interpretation of this classic haiku is very charming.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for stopping by Frieda; have a good Sunday

much love...

Lorraine said...

pond splash
love the ripple
Stone and Frog

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for sharing Lorraine, posting it upfront


much love...