Tuesday – – haiku


a soft layer of snow

covers Monday’s ice



©️2019 Ontheland

On his trip to the Interior, Basho’s awareness is steeped in the presence of history-—what was is present now. The Basho quote for Day 17 of Frank Tassone’s November with Basho series concludes with this haiku:

Kisakata rain:

the legendary beauty Seishi

wrapped in sleeping leaves

Basho, “Narrow Road to the Interior,” translated by Sam Hamill, the Essential Basho, p. 27

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