Friday, May 07, 2010

A Japanese Haiku: simplicity, profundity

A Buddhadog's Haiku
Originally uploaded by buddhadog
Possibly the best known Japanese haiku is Bashō's "old pond," says Kelsey Phillips Payne.

fu-ru-i-ke ya (5)
ka-wa-zu to-bi-ko-mu (7)
mi-zu no o-to (5)


old pond . . .
a frog leaps in
water’s sound

Have you written a spring/summer haiku?