Dear friends of MLMM,
This week I love to challenge you in another way. Today I love to ask you to create a new haiku, or as I call it a “fusion”-haiku. What is the goal of this week’s challenge? I will give you two haiku by a classical haiku poet, two nice ones I think, and you have to create a new haiku, a fusion, between the scenes in the given haiku. Imagine you are on a crossroad … you can take several paths to find your destination, your goal. The goal for this challenge … well I think it’s very clear.
Here are the two haiku to create your “fusion” with, two beauties by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translations by Jane Reichhold:
from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell
whatever you may say
a morning of snow
And this is my “fusion” of these two beauties by my sensei:
emptiness filled with snow
a cicada shell
When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.