A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

After Basho

Quick as a surprise
The first migrating falcon
Over Cape May Point.

The Basho haiku that inspired me, loosely paraphrased:

Solitary hawk
The delight of finding it
At Irago Point.

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2 Comments»

  MLA wrote @

What a great exercise, to rewrite Basho and the other classical poets. I try to read them as much as possible to keep my haiku muscles strong (or at least not completely flabby. 🙂 )

  Abigail Parker wrote @

Thank you! Your comment has inspired me to post more of these – one a week, maybe. Great idea 😉


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