Carpe Diem Haiku *Basho “Winds of Autumn”*

Today on Carpe Diem our source of inspiration is a haiku, written by Matsuo Basho:

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a peach tree
its leaves aren’t scattered
winds of autumn

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This is a rather controversial haiku because it has also a reference to Basho’ s homosexuality (in his time homosexuality was very common in the world of arts). The following haiku is my attempt not to wander too far away from the same mood and spirit:

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two banks of the same river
a rainbow

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

7 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku *Basho “Winds of Autumn”*

  1. You did a great job on this, rather controversial, haiku by Basho. You have caught the essence of the haiku … unconditional love between two humans. With your haiku you celebrate, in a way, a free world without boundaries. Thank you.


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