Sunday, May 3, 2015

weather beaten

Carpe Diem #717, Weather beaten


Inspirational text from Chervrefeuille:

This month our central theme is "on the trail with Basho", because Basho was a traveling haiku poet as e.g. Santoka Taneda was in his time (1882-1940). This month we will (try) to follow Basho's journeys through Japan. And this first haiku which I will share here is from one of his earlier haibun (or travel-journals), "The Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton" (Nozarashi Kiko) in which he describes his journey together with his disciple Chiri along the places described by Saigyo, Basho's great role-model;

weather beaten
wind pierces my body
to my heart

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

©  Janice Adcock

cold spring breeze
makes the cherry blossom shiver
one heartbeat long

© Chèvrefeuille


paintless clapboards
surround the homeless family
whistling wind chills

©  Janice Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


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