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Monday, May 4, 2015

misty showers

Carpe Diem #718, Misty showers

through water stained glass
all creation seems misty
showers long past

©  Janice Adcock

The haiku for today comes also from "The Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton" (Nozarashi Kiko). I think this haiku is a nice one and it shows us that Basho his writing skills were growing. In this haiku I sense a kind of emotion which I would say is somewhat melancholically. It gives me a feeling of sadness ... and I even sense tears ....

Here is the haiku Misty showers (with preface):

It rained the day I passed through the barrier, and all the mountains were hidden in the clouds.

misty showers
the day one cannot see Mount Fuji
it is more attractive

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Basho wrote several haiku about Mount Fuji I have found another nice one:

The wind from Mt. Fuji
I put it on the fan.

Here, a souvenir from Edo

© Basho (Tr. Ryu Yotsuya)

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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