Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On A Withered Bough

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Matsuo Basho, my haikumaster, wrote in is lifetime around 1000 haiku. Some of them, such as the well known 'Old Pond' haiku, are classical ones. Another:

autumn evening
a crow perched
on a withered bough


This is one of his well known haiku. I have written a haiku in almost the same sense.

heads in the wind
crows in the bare Planetree
departing autumn



Sincerely

3 comments:

Shreya said...

Rich words :)

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sandy said...

Beautiful!

Chèvrefeuille said...

Thank you Sandy. Thank you also for visiting my haiku-blog.