Saturday, May 19, 2012

Haiku Heights, "Pine"

Another week has gone by. Today's prompt from Haiku Heights is pine. I was inspired by a haibun by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) titled "The Narrow Road to the Deep North". In this haibun somewhere he writes about the twin pine and is anxious to see it, but the twin pine is cut and used for a bridge. Basho's "Narrow Road" is a classical piece of literature and for sure worth reading. Click on the above link and you can read the whole version of his "Narrow Road".

anxious to see
the twin pine of the stories
once told

once told
a tale on pine trees
bonsai like

bonsai like
the islands of Matsushima
covered with pines

covered with pines
but the wondrous twin pine
I have never seen

Credits: pine tree bonzai


Claude LOPEZ-GINISTY said...

mooie legende in haiku!

goed weekend Kristjaan!


impatient de voir
les deux pins jumeaux des histoires
racontées une fois

racontées une fois
une conte de pins
semblables aux bonsaïs

des bonsaïs comme
les îles de Matsushima
couvertes de pins

couvertes de pins
mais les merveilleux pins jumeaux
je ne les ai jamais vus

NAWAL said...

very nice one :)

Ramesh Sood said...

Good one..loved it..RS:)

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed those - especially the last part. Sometimes it is the journey, not the success.

Pranita said...

Ur haiku painted a picture for me! :)
Very nice...
Haven of solitude amongst rising thoughts

joanne said...

The photo blows my mind....I love it...Your haiku had me feeling sad and optimistic at the same time.....As usual, wonderful job...

Sanjana said...

i loved the tale you tell here through haiku..endearing:)

carol l mckenna said...

You seem to like and do well the cascading haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Grace said...

Lovely set ~ It makes me want to see the pine trees ~

kaykuala said...

Great cascades Kris! Pines tend to have that special aura upon reading yours!


Gemma Wiseman said...

A gentle, thoughtful yearning in these beautiful haiku!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful story of the pine, Kris. Thank you for the link to Basho's haibun on the twin pine. I've not read it before and look forward to reading it again and again.

Sri Valli said...

Twin pine....Even I wanna see it...Beautiful haiku!

Heart turned stone

PattiKen said...

There's something mysterious about this. Nice.

Jaideep Rao said...

Nice cascading haiku!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In your heart, I think, you HAVE seen the twin pine!

A Pining Peach

Anonymous said...

Lovely ...
Forest Cathedral