Sunday, April 12, 2009

Basho

Many moons ago, when I was in my twenties. I found the 17th century Japanese poet Basho . I love how he used a few words to show us what he saw and felt. He influenced me greatly. I wanted to share some of his poetry.
He wrote in what we know today as haiku. I'm sure a lot of us in school had assignments to write haiku. I know I did. It is a three line poem that uses the 5-7-5 syllables for each consecutive line.

Here are a few of his poems:

I like to wash,
the dust of this world
In the droplets of dew.

Traveling this high
mountain trail, delighted
by violets.

Petals of the mountain rose
Fall now and then,
To the sound of the waterfall?

blue seas
breaking waves smell of rice wine
tonight's moon.


Aren't these beautiful? Tomorrow I'll be back with hopefully some of my own Haiku to share.(Please be kind, I'm no Basho!) Even another word pool later on this week. Who knows I may pop in with another video post of me reading poetry. If you missed me reading poetry, go to my Thursday post or go here

Happy Easter to all who celebrate this day. By the way, now you know the hunky guy up there isn't Basho. Who knows he could of looked like that? Basho walking around Japan looking all romantic and swoonworthy while he wrote poetry. He is actually a model/actor named Yukata Takenochi.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.

PS. Click on the link to learn about Yukata and you'll also find a lot more gorgeous Asian models on this site.

7 comments:

glorv1 said...

I like Haiku. I always had a hard time writing three lines with meaning. That model is definitely a knock out. Woo Hoo. I wish I was young again. Take care and I hope your Easter was great.

thezeninyou said...

How beautiful Shell. Very zen like!

I will be back to read your poetry...and I know it will be just a beautiful.

gemma said...

Basho is a babe.
This is written in haiku
did you notice that?

Her Speak said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful words with us! I feel so refreshed. (((aaaah h h h) *big sigh* Delicious. :)

Many Blissings!~*
Molly

Madeline said...

Am feeling very tired and under the weather this past few days.. your blog and poems help! I enjoyed haiku long time ago--maybe tonight will write some poems to pull me out of this slump--

Amber said...

basho is gorgeous.

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