Autumn Moonlight Haiku and the works of Matsuo Basho

Autumn moonlight– a worm digs silently into the chestnut. Who was Matsuo Basho? It is believed that he was born in 1644 at or near Ueno in Iga Province, about thirty miles southeast of Kyoto and two hundred miles west of Edo. He was called Kinsaku and several other names as a child; he hadContinue reading “Autumn Moonlight Haiku and the works of Matsuo Basho”

Peace in Winter – Haiku

Over the wintry forest, winds howl in rage with no leaves to blow. – Soseki Haiku Poetry Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry used to describe nature. It is particularly good when used to describe emotions in relation to the seasons. This hub contains haiku poems relating to winter weather. The classic form ofContinue reading “Peace in Winter – Haiku”