The snow we saw together – has it fallen again this year? Adapted from Haiku of Basho.
Poem — Okuizome Haiku
A little poem for my children’s Okuizome – a Japanese ceremony performed when children are 100 days old. They are given their first chopsticks and ‘eat’ their first piece of fish. I use inverted commas, as they only pretend to eat! According to my wife, fish used in Japanese ceremonies must be very fresh, and […]
Haiku of Issa
If you’re remotely interested in haiku, you should sign up to receive a daily poem by the haiku master Issa, via e-mail. (You can also pick them up on Twitter, by following @issa_haiku. And there’s an enormous searchable archive of Issa haiku on the site.) What better way to start the day than by reading […]
Poem – Rain Haiku
Rain falls with twilight — the city’s fingers drumming on our umbrella First published at Copyblogger.
Basho on the road
Fleas, lice and a horse pissing next to my pillow! via Basho