|Special Prompt #5|
in one house
prostitutes lie down to sleep
bush clover and the moon
Basho wrote this when he was at an Inn along his Narrow Road to the Deep North. And a pair of nuns asked him and his companion Sora if they may travel with them for a while. Basho refushed that and wrote this haiku afterwards.
It's a very delicate theme he uses, but ... prostitution is of all times heh.
In Japan prostitution is forbidden, but the government looks the other way and tolerates it. To write another haiku inspired at the one by Basho and in the same spirit as Basho will not be easy.
late night walk
hookers behind windows -
Hm ... I love this scenery. Is it in Basho's Spirit?
behind the window
in the Red Light district
love for sale
Not bad either. Can I write another one? I will try ... maybe a classical one ... counted ...
love for money
sailors drunken as hell
Not a totally counted verse, missing a few syllables, but I think this one is in the same spirit as the one by Basho.
Well ... so far our Carpe Diem Special Prompts by Basho. Next month the Special Prompts are haiku written by Kobayashi Issa.