the last rays of light
skylarks falling towards earth -
what has become of you
I miss your song
But this series is not about haiku which I have written, it's about Basho's haiku.
In the Summer of 1687 Basho wrote the next one:
nagaki hi mo saezuri tara nu hibari kana
even a long day
is not enough for the singing
of a skylark
This is very true. I love to hear the song of the skylark 24/7 because its song is so ... breath taking. His song makes me happy. For his song the day is never to long, it's never enough.
even in my dreams
he still sings
Isn't it a great feeling that even in our dreams the skylark sings his song?
This is what haiku must be, a lovely picture full of grace ... and in the Spirit of Basho.