|For One Single Impression|
A great part of his haiku were born at Renga sessions. Sometimes a not so well known haiku of Basho turns out to be once a part of a Renga (or Renku). The following one was surely part of a Renga. It could have been the hokku (the opening haiku) of a Renga.
Why? Because in a deeper level of this haiku it could have been written with the theme of the Tanabata or Star festival.
me no hoshi ya hana wo negai no ito zakura
stars in my eyes
wishing to see blossoms
on weeping cherries
with tears in my eyes
I saw the blooming flowers
of the weeping cherry
Is it in the Spirit of Basho? This haiku written by me ... Chèvrefeuille? Yes ... it is!