This blog is about haiku. A classical haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables. Chèvrefeuille (the pseudonym of Kristjaan Panneman, a Dutch haiku poet) however writes his haiku in the Kanshicho-style. In the Kanshicho-style the classical syllable count isn't used. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), a haiku poet, wrote his haiku in Kanshicho-style for several years, but he returned to the classical way of haiku writing. !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!.
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Tackle It Tuesday, # 3 "frog"
Dear Haijin, another week has gone by. A new "Tackle It Tuesday" is almost starting. For this week I was inspired by the famous "frog"- haiku of Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
an old pond
a frog jumps in
sound of water
This is the most famous haiku of Basho. Even if you don't know haiku, you know this haiku. It's a very nice haiku with a wonderful story.
This poem was written on a spring day. He was sitting in his riverside house in Edo, bending his ears to the soft cooing of a pigeon in the quiet rain. There was a mild wind in the air, and one or two petals of cherry blossoms were falling gently to the ground. It was the kind of day you often have in late March - so perfect that you want it to last forever. Now and then in the garden was heard the sound of frogs jumping into the water.
Well ... the prompt for today is "frog" as you all will understand (smiles).
I am so glad that my haiku friends are so creative for "Tackle It Tuesday" and I hope that you all will be part of this new "Tackle It Tuesday". Have fun ...and enjoy.
Geplaatst door Chèvrefeuille op Monday, May 21, 2012
Labels: basho, frogs, haiku, Tackle It Tuesday
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My first time here but I see so many familiar faces ~ Happy day ~
Thought I had commented ~ thanks for hosting ~ always love your haiku that are so well crafted ~ great photo and info ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^
On first seeing the prompt I thought it was difficult and tried to crack my head on what to say. Then, on seeing the great Master's haiku, it gave me an inspiration - thus my haiku was created. Thank you for the prompt, Kris.
My first time, as well. Thanks for hosting!
I'm late because it certainly isn't Tuesday ... but I couldn't miss the 3rd week. Thank you for hosting. :)
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