Wednesday, October 28, 2015

shasei

Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #16 (Shiki's) Shasei


bell chimes float 
across the languid pond
ruffled ducks fly

©  petra domina

The following is an excerpt from our challenge post.  Click here for the full post.

Come spring as of old.
When such revenues of rice.
Braced this castle town!

© Masaoka Shiki

An example of a shasei haiku by Jane Reichhold:

evening
waves come into the cove
one at a time

© Jane Reichhold

In Basho's time shasei wasn't a known word, but this haiku shows what shasei means. Just the real scene caught in a haiku. An example of a shasei haiku by Basho:

ame no hi ya seken no aki o sakai-cho

a rainy day
the autumn world
of a border town

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI






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