Carpe Diem Special #202 Basho’s Disciples: Shiba Sonome’s “nobody sees”
For this Haiku Writing Technique ,
today’s poetess was also a disciple of Basho and being that she also was part of Basho’s Shoomon School.
when I do some digging , I found this from the World Kigo Database ;
‘ While Matsuo Basho visited her estate in 1694,
he wrote about her
shiragiku no me ni tatete miru chiri mo nashi
at the white chrysanthemums —
not a speck of dust
Here Basho is complementing the host (Sonome), represented by the white chrysanthemums, by stressing the flower’s and, by implication, Sonome’s purity.
as a tribute to Sonome and following the path of the master, Basho
on her pink gown
she looks like a lotus
pure and fragrant