As promised ... a new Tackle It Tuesday Preview for next week's prompt/theme.
The upcoming week I love to go 'back to basic'. All the way back to the time of Matsuo Basho (1644-1694} in that time haiku was strict in it's rules. The first rule was the syllable count 5-7-5; second there had to be a kigo (a word that refers to the season); third a deeper meaning mostly based on the philosophy of the poet.
Basho was a Buddhist and therefore in his haiku we can find the deeper meaning of life as Buddhism learns.
|Buddhist Jakhong Monastery in Lhasa Tibet|
When we look at the following haiku by Basho we can see the mentioned rules. Let us take a closer look at this haiku:
in the daytime a lock
upon the gate