Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Basho ... one of my heroes

For Carpe Diem's 'hero',



Basho is one of my heroes, next to e.g. Gandhi. Why is Basho my hero? I am a haiku poet and Basho was a haiku master which I adore. I even have a weblog about him. Basho is my inspiration for writing haiku.

Basho's 'Small Path to the Deep North'

Today Carpe Diem has hero for prompt and I love to try to write a or a few haiku about Basho.

small ways
leading to Enlightenment
just like Basho

croaking frogs
Basho's old pond haiku
revisited

Old Pond
Frog Jumps In
Sound of Water

the sound of water
resonates through my garden
I feel like Basho

Basho's original hand written haiku (and haiga) 'frog pond'
Isn't it a lovely triplet of haiku inspired on Carpe Diem's 'hero'? My hero ... Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).

Matsuo Basho, my hero
 Well ... this was my take on 'hero'. Who is your hero?

7 comments:

joanne said...

To feel like Basho, I imagine, is to be at peace and one with nature....how lucky you are!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

excellent post and awesome hero ~ Bravo! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

siggiofmaine said...

I enjoyed the thread of the haiku from beginning to end.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Basho and why he is your hero.
Peace,
Siggi in Downeast Maine

siggiofmaine said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Basho. I enjoyed the thread of the haiku from beginning to end.
Peace,
Siggi in Downeast Maine

unshakenthoughts said...

Basho epitomizes simplicity in just three lines

Ta Tarun

beccagivens said...

Thank you for sharing and introducing us to Basho!!

Dulcina said...

Very, very nice haiku; it's clear Basho is like a candle in your life.
Nothing is more rewarding for a teacher than his/her pupil's visit and her/his respect.
You feel like him...? You are lucky!
:)