Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Writing with Shiba Sonome (1) - As Night Deepens - October 5, 2014

From Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

"This month we have another wonderful featured classical haiku-poetess. She was a disciple of Basho and writes her haiku in almost the same style as Basho did. Her name Shiba Sonome (1664-1726) and this is the first haiku which I love to share here from her:

mushi no ne ya yo fukete shizumu ishi no naka

the insects' chirp
as night deepens
sinks into the stones

© Shiba Sonome


the owl screeches
in the depth of night
echoed in the trees

among stones and trees
insects sing
as night grows old

 © G.s.k. '14


lonely the forest
in the deepening darkness
the calls of the night birds fly

first rays of moonlight
filter through the trees on stones
the cricket sings his night dirge

 © G.s.k. '14


  1. A lovely moonlit forest feel in the sedoka -- soft and inviting -- very beautiful and with a regal air.

    1. Liked making that photo ... it was a bright afternoon photograph I took last Saturday ... night shots with my camera don't come out so well ... and in the woods no less! Glad you enjoyed the post ... wanted to try out the sedoka again.

  2. And when the night finally ages out, no more insect songs! Thanks for these nighttime delicacies.

    Deepening Night

    1. Alas, too true ... soon the night sounds will be silent. Glad you liked the post.

  3. I like the cricket's dirge. Nice use of form.

    1. Thanks ... I was trying out the sedoka --- which I'd used recently but in the wrong way (she says blushing)


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

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