Haiku – Revise That Haiku

Done for Carpe Diem Special #193 Revise That Haiku.

In this episode of Carpe Diem, we are tasked to take a trip down memory lane in revising one haiku of the masters in this case Shiki. Not any easy task. Below is my haiku followed by the one written by Shiki.

 

climate change

snow eases off the shoulder

of the Buddha

(C) Kwaku Feni Adow, January 21, 2016.

 

the snow has melted

on one shoulder

of the Great Buddha

(C) Shiki (1867-1902)

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Haiku – Seasons and Animals

Done for Carpe Diem Tokobetsudesu #65. Seasons and Animals.

old rags

on an afternoon tree-

bats

(C) Kwaku Feni Adow, January 16, 2016.

Inspired by the original poem “bats” by D.H. Lawrence for this episode of Carpe Diem.