Carpe Diem Haiku Puzzler 1 May 2017




Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Recently, last month actual, I gave you something to "wrestle" with a new CDHK challenge ... the Haiku Puzzler. In that Haiku Puzzler you had to retrieve four (4) haiku from an image (see above) in which I had scrambled the lines of these four haiku.
To give you a "hint" I gave you a few ideas through some questions.

Here is the solution of this Haiku Puzzler:

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention:

smoke swirls
after the passage of a train –
young foliage

© Masaoka Shiki


2. This haiku is renown all over the globe:

an old pond
frogs jump into
water sound

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)



3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet:

having gazed at the moon
I depart from this life
with a blessing

© Chyio-ni (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

And the last haiku was a haiku written by myself:

morning dew
evaporates in the early sunlight –
spirit climbs to the sky

© Chèvrefeuille


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1 comment:

jazzy tower said...

Ah! I got the second one, rest rest was a soup.