Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weekend Haiku

In the summer rain
the path
has disappeared.

Buson (1716-1783)

4 comments:

Haiku King said...

A brilliant haiku by one of the masters. How often do we lose the path we are on? Get sidetracked? Forget where we are going? All it takes is a little rain in our lives and our goals disappear.

T. T. Douglas said...

Thanks for the comment. You will find a preponderance of Issa on this blog because he is by far and away my favourite master, but Buson was brilliant as well.

Haiku King said...

Of the four major haiku poets, I also like Issa the best. My favorite 20th century Japanese haiku poet is Santoka Taneda.

T. T. Douglas said...

I will have to check out Taneda. Sadly, my haiku appreciation does not extend into the 20th century. I need to remedy that so thank you for the tip and the comment.