Friday, April 15, 2011

Haiku My Heart: Another Basho





Long conversations
beside blooming irises --
joys of life on the road.


- Bashö (1644 -1694)




  • Horikiri no hanashōbu (Horikiri Iris Garden) 1857 Hiroshige Ando (1797 - 1858)
  • Library of Congress http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/jpd.02393


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12 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Holding hands quietly
Besides sleeping Irises
Joyous nights of life..

Expat From Hell said...

One of my favorite words in their language, "hanashobu". You have placed this perfectly in your haiku, like an expert doing ikebana. EFH

Kimmie said...

beautiful because I know he wasn't speeding by at some posted speed limit yakking on his wireless cell phone with his homeboy

sometimes you just have to walk and talk

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There's nothing like a good Basho (is there any such thing as a bad Basho?) to calm the troubled soul.

Lonely Sentinel

Gloria said...

Beautiful Haiku and picture.Have a great weekend.

rebecca said...

thank you meri...
oh that our voices were pressed between the same petals.

Relyn said...

I always find such inspiration when I come here.

Jill Berry said...

The goddess Iris is symbolized by the rainbow, the connection between heaven and earth.
Beautiful haiku and art.

gemma said...

dear Meri...
Awesome Basho and art.
Beautiful choice.
Irises haiku my heart.

Noelle Renee said...

Classically beautiful and completely perfect. Lovely, meri.
xo,
Noelle

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Meri~ Did you find that woodcut separately? Perfect with the haiku. Those shades of blue are exquisite-- I'm sure the "joys of life on the road" mean walking--and talking by the blooming iris. Oh, I feel such longing for this lifestyle. More than ever I promise myself to do a a lot of walking this spring, summer, fall... xxox

foxysue said...

I've had long conversations around my blooming irises, it seems they are the only ones hold-up after our harsh winter!

Thanks for sharing Basho~Beautiful.

Sue x