Thursday, May 31, 2012

Carry On Tuesday, "the long and winding road"

Carry On Tuesday, the long and winding road

Carry On Tuesday, well here is my entry for this week:

walking along
the long and winding road
to the High North

This haiku is inspired on the haibun "The Narrow Road to the High North" as written by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). A haibun is a travelogue in which prose and haiku are intwined.
Basho has written several haibun, but his "Narrow Road" is (in my opinion) his best one.

I hope you enjoyed reading this entry.

Warm greetings,


Monday, May 14, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, Magnolia

I have to share this with you all my haiku friends. It just came up in my mind and I had to write it down. This weeks prompt is Magnolia. A wonderful tree when it blooms, I always feel sad when the blossoms of the Magnolia fall.

tears in my eyes
my Magnolia is losing her flowers
making me sad

making me sad
every year again
blossoms fall

blossoms fall
after a glorious time
tears in my eyes

Credits: Magnolia tree

I hope this cascading haiku is in the spirit of Basho, my role model and my spiritual master.