I hear the moon
slipping into the pond
the stars speak
Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Tracking back from Obanazawa into the Yamagata Province, Basho climbs to the serene Ryushaku-Ji temple where the absolute stillness touches his heart.
Previous posts in this series are HERE