Monday, March 26, 2018

Weekly Basho Haiku #13


slowly spring
is making an appearance
moon and plum

haru mo yaya
hishiki totonou
tsuki to ume

~Basho

Translated by Jane Reichhold

Monday, March 19, 2018

Weekly Basho Haiku #12


lying down
with quilts over the head
such a cold night

kazuki fusu
futon ya samuki
yo ya sugoki

~Basho

Translated by Jane Reichhold

Monday, March 12, 2018

Weekly Basho Haiku #11


drooping downward
the upside-down world
of snow on bamboo

shiore fusu ya
yo wa sakasama no
yuki no take

~Basho

Translated by Jane Reichhold

Monday, March 05, 2018

Weekly Basho Haiku #10


coming with frost
the wind lies down to sleep with
a deserted child

shimo o kite
kaze o shikini no
sutego kana

~Basho

Translated by Jane Reichhold