Day: 2017-02-10

Ah – Matsushima

Matsushima ah!
A-ah, Matsushima, ah!
Matsushima, ah! © Matsuo Basho

ah – Matsushima
our bay for love – feeding
each other with oysters

This bay I am definitely sure I would like! And ”Pine Islands” sounds so romantic. A wonderful bay, nice weather and oysters … wow …
I will take off at once … Sailing in sunlight

Carpe Diem #1150 Matsushima.

Silence is Safe


oh this silence …
boulders filled
by cikadans squeaks   ©Basho

a squirrel sneaks away
up into and around the trunk

it’s getting darker
volume turned up
like million violins

pulling the covers upp
to soften sound for ears

after a sigh
acorn fell on forehead
that squirrel

another acorn fell
somebody is still working

in the sky
a star fell too
my wish

the silence is safe
a dream came true

I don’t know if I have succeeded in my first ‘Soliloquy No Renga’ (a Renga written by one poet) – this monologue with ‘hokku’ and ‘ageku’.
Is it a 8-stanza renga?