Posts Tagged ‘Basho’

April is poetry month!

March 31, 2009

I just discovered that April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the United States. Great timing for me, a lover of haiku, as in April I will be journeying to the birthplace of Basho, the 17th c. Japanese poet known as the “saint of haiku.”

Here are two spring haiku by Basho (and a photo I took at Vancouver’s English Bay this morning):

blossoms_english_bay

 

many things

they bring to mind —

cherry blossoms!

 

patter patter

petals of of tiny flowers drop

a waterfall of sound

 

Check out GottaBook blog for a new poem every day in April by various authors who write for children.