rice planting song

風流の / 初やおくの / 田植うた
Fûryû no / hajime ya oku no / ta ue uta
The true beginnings / Of poetry—an Oku / Rice-planting song

when I started writing haikus few years back ,i read a series of them ,especially of the Master (Basho) . the intriguing part was that it were related to Zen philosophy . the selflessness ,emotionless ,  sentiment- less , nature based haikus of the Master always follow me whenever I write them like a ghost .

based on this concept , and not forgetting kigo and kireji , i flow down along with the ghost…..

rice planting women
their songs are lost in the wind
submerged paddy fields .


Carpe Diem My favorite haiku by … #1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694): a snowstorm of flowers

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