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

Lonely Sentinel
GlorV1 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 Lawson 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.
gma said…
dear Meri...
Awesome Basho and art.
Beautiful choice.
Irises haiku my heart.
Classically beautiful and completely perfect. Lovely, meri.
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

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