On Carpe Diem we are to complete the following by Matsuo Basho who for one reason or their other could not complete it :-):
missing a wife the bamboo grass dives under
missing a wife
the bamboo grass dives under
the thatched hut
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu 22/10/13
I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom
You’ve completed this ‘unfinished’ haiku by Basho in a unique way, that third line refers to a haiku also by Basho. I can’t recall that haiku right now, but is know which haiku it was I will come back here and share it.Thank you for your effort in this ‘difficult’ challenge.
I have found the ‘thatched hut’ haiku by Basho. It’s from his haibun ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’. Here it is:
even a thatched hut
may change with it’s new owner
into a doll’s house
It’s the openings haiku of his haibun ‘narrow road …’
I love this Kristjaan. So meaningful. In other words, Basho’s words mean ‘we should brighten the corner where we are.’ We are responsible for our own happiness. Thank you for this, dear friend 🙂
Thank you Kristjaan. It was truly difficult. 🙂
Lucid Gypsy said:
you’ve made sense out of something that didn’t – to me anyway.
Thank you Gilly. It was a difficult prompt!
Nana Prah said:
I like the connection between the wife leaving and then it’s become overrun. That’s the interpretation that hit me.
It hit you right, Nana. 🙂
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Things of which we only dream of, here in America. While missing a wife is sad, the imagery you completed made me see a land so far off from here, and one with beauty. Well done.
Thank you Eva. There is so much beauty in Africa. 🙂
your finish, a beauty. ♥
I thank you my friend!
eliz frank said:
Excellent completion… 😉
Thank you 🙂