As I drove into work today, I saw some children at play. And now while I’m having a bite to eat, couldn’t resist this quick little diversion before I get back to the very serious business of haiku.


····are the peacemakers for they shall throw


I understand that Basho, Buson and the others would often paraphrase Buddhist texts and sayings in their own haiku. When my appointed hour comes, I know Issa will defend me, or at least the poet Senryū Karai.


January 21rst 2016 | bottlecap

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