It’s Tuesday — A Haiku For You

24 May

Blog Post #45

Matsuo Bashō was the most famous poet of 17th century Japan. Today, he is considered the greatest Japanese master of haiku, and his poetry is known throughout the world. Bashō originally made his living as a teacher, but later he gave up city life to wander the countryside seeking inspiration for his writing. Through simple, elegant lines of poetry, Bashō strove to evoke meaning and sentiment in his work as in the haiku below.

an ancient pond / a frog jumps in / the splash of water [1686]


Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo #040. “Basho’s Hermitage and Camellia Hill on the Kanda Aqueduct at Sekiguchi” via Wikipedia Commons

My Haiku for today

Birdsong greets the day
a breeze stirs the greening leaves
morning sun fills the room


Brynne’s Daily Drawing #45

Brynne's Daily Drawing #45


2 Responses to “It’s Tuesday — A Haiku For You”

  1. Donna Kirk May 24, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Love this art your daughter did. Glad she did well and learned a lot at the VanCaf

    Liked by 1 person

    • cgjohnston May 24, 2016 at 7:04 am #

      Thank you, Donna! It was a great experience for her – she is already looking forward to next year’s show! 🙂


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