Greetings – this is Paloma, filling in for Chèvrefeuille due to computer problems.
For today let’s look at two autumn haiku by Issa, one of the major haiku poets (along with Basho, Shiki, and Chiyo-Ni):
hizabushi ni hi no chirameku ya aki [no] ame
on my knees…
ta no kari no furusato ika ni aki no ame
what’s your home village like
rice field goose?
Haiku Guy explains that, “from one traveler to another, Issa questions the wild goose (or geese).”
a distant freight train
parts the autumn rain
For this week, please write a haiku inspired by autumn rain, lamplight, or traveling … or anything that inspires you in the photo, video, or haiku by Issa. When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.