Monday, November 21, 2011

Silent Shadows a new haiku

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)


Not so long ago I have read all Basho's haiku (As Jane Reichold did collect them). Amazing. He wrote 1000 haiku in his whole lifetime. One of my favorites is:

deep autumn -
my neighbor,
how does he live, I wonder



This one inspired me and helped me crafting a new one in the same sense:

in the mist
silent shadows passing by
is it my neighbor?



I wrote this haiku just a several minutes ago. Looking through the window and seeing the fog, that's so common for the autumn weather of november in The Netherlands. The world looks smaller and quieter. The air feels colder and wet, but also the scent of the rotting leaves is becoming stronger. I love that smell.

Credits: Shadows in the mist

Sincerely,

5 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Amazing Basho wrote so many haiku...I like writing them...I love your haiku. The imagery is strong..I can see myself peering through the mist to see who is passing

The Gooseberry Garden said...

deep, smart one.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

invite you to join poetry picnic today, simply share a relevant or a random piece, and enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Always, your presence is sunshine to us.
Best Wishes!

your talent rocks.
xoxox

the critics said...

beautiful haiku i love it :)

Chèvrefeuille said...

Thank you for those nice words. I love to write haiku and Basho allways inspires me.
Maybe I will publish some more of these.