Friday, January 11, 2013

365 Poems: Basho, guest poet

Day 10

I love writing haiku, even bad ones, and Basho is my favorite haiku poet. You  can read more about him here.

He's a perfect guest poet today, because I'm without my laptop, and writing on my Kindle Fire is a little dicey.

I had to run out and do an errand in tonight's cold rain, so when I was looking for a Basho poem to post, this one seemed particularly appropriate:

A Cold Rain Starting

A cold rain starting
And no hat --
So?

--Matsuo Basho

Just one more note about haiku in translation. I found this one online. I'm sure if I look it up in one of my collections, it would be (maybe very) different.

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