As a haiku poet you can only write for someone if being asked. It's an unwritten haiku law that a haiku poet never writes a haiku for a person, when not asked to.
Basho did write haiku for people but only when they asked him.
The next haiku he wrote for a woman named Butterfly when she asked him to write a haiku for her with her name in it. This event occured in a teahouse somewhere in Edo.
ran no ka ya cho no tusubasa ni takimono su
from the butterfly's wings
scenting the clothes
It is a beautiful haiku, very fragile and pure as there are more by Basho. In this one the haiku master is seen. Basho wrote this haiku in the Spring of 1684. The seasonword in this one is butterfly. So the name of the woman gives the season for this haiku.
I once wrote a haiku for friend when she asked me for it. This was the one I wrote for her:
inbetween coloured leaves
Ah! that perfume
This friend of mine used it for the birth announcement of her first born. I think this is in the same sense of the one by Basho.
Also published for The Poetry Picnic of the Gooseberry Garden
A weblog about Matsuo Basho, a haiku master, and his haiku. On this weblog you can read several items about Basho's haiku and in every item I (Chèvrefeuille, a haiku poet) will write an own haiku inspired on the one by Basho.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Basho Revisited, orchid fragrance
Posted by Chèvrefeuille at 1/05/2012 05:31:00 AM
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I think this one is great!ReplyDelete
Simple yet meaningful!
Keep it up! :)
Thank you so much for your kind words.ReplyDelete
this is super beautiful.ReplyDelete
it is great to have you support.
keep it up.