Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Writing with Buson (5) "a glimpse of dawn" - July 28, 2014

As we're nearing the end of July, we visit the great 5 for the last time at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  In this post I'll be writing with Buson:

shira ume ni akuru yo bakari to nari ni keri

the night almost past
through the white plum blossoms
a glimpse of dawn
 ©  Yosa Buson
Chèvrefeuille writes:
"Yosa Buson died on December 25th 1783 and the above haiku was, what we call, his Jisei or deathpoem. Even on his deathbed Buson wrote haiku as if he was painting ... what a gorgeous haiku he left behind as his soul travelled to Paradise."

A little cuckoo across a hydrangea(Haiga) by Yosa Buson

first splash of light
the whippoorwills sing softly
peaceful harmony

 © G.s.k. '14


  1. The night my daughter was sang (well, actually, very early in the morning) the whippoorwills sang. It was glorious!

    A Glimpse Through a Cleft

  2. A beautiful memory indeed and can believe it was glorius!

  3. Such a soft, sweet feeling to this -- :)

    1. Thanks ... changed my bird today ;-)

    2. A change of birds can be a good thing. o.O

    3. Oh believe me, you've just hit the nail on the head ...

  4. Wonderful memory caught in a nice haiku. I have a question ... what are whippoorwills? I have never heard of whippoorwills ...

  5. Here' a youtube article of the whipporrwills -

  6. I like the mellow feel to thus, Georgia.

  7. a beautiful quietness to this, Georgia

  8. Thank you Belinda, the quiet in a maelstrom ...


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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