Carpe Diem Haiku *Basho ”how rare!”*

Our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem today is a haiku, written by Matsuo Basho:

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how rare!
on leaving the mountain
the first eggplant

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The following ones are my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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old oak-tree shade
nurtured in maze of roots
black summer truffle

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double rainbow
arches across stormy sky
time to count blessings

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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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connecting
two banks of the same river
a rainbow

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