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.


Grace said...

My first time here but I see so many familiar faces ~ Happy day ~

carol l mckenna said...

Thought I had commented ~ thanks for hosting ~ always love your haiku that are so well crafted ~ great photo and info ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Anonymous said...

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.

Donna said...

My first time, as well. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

I'm late because it certainly isn't Tuesday ... but I couldn't miss the 3rd week. Thank you for hosting. :)