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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, day 2 "Magnolia"

Dear Haijin, thank you all for being part of the first episode of "Tackle It Tuesday". I was surprised that I had so many Haijin (haiku poets) visiting my new haiku challenge.

This weeks prompt is "Magnolia". You may write a haiku in every style, the only rule ... three sentences. This prompt will stay on 'till May 21th 2012.

Enjoy the fun and be creative!! Please write a comment after linking your entry for this weeks "Tackle It Tuesday".