Carpe Diem Special *Sogi’s “this autumn sky“*

This week’ s inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is a haiku, written by Iio Sogi (1421-1502) – a pre-Basho haiku poet:

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ah, for coolness,
it rivals the water’s depth –
this autumn sky

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Here’ s my attempt not to wander too far away from the same mood and spirit:

* * *
the endless night
unable to count the stars
in the frozen pond

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


12 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Special *Sogi’s “this autumn sky“*

  1. Awesome … a very biblical approach of Sogi’s haiku … countless are the stars in the sky, but to count them in the frozen pond will not be a success. Love to use this haiku for one of our upcoming Tan Renga Challlenges Ese


  2. Pingback: Carpe Diem Tan Renga – Ese’s “frozen pond” | Björn Rudbergs writings

  3. Pingback: endless night / whisper of snowflakes (tan renga) | Blog It or Lose It!

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