I hear the moon
slipping into the pond


wordless longing
the way
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

19 thoughts on “Hush

  1. You did it again. You have that inner barometre for quality, yet the haiku are both so different – I think this month is showing an exceptional haiku poet: almost anyone can write a really good haiku, or two, or three – now is when the serious ones show their worth. I still find reading a very good haiku is like a very good coffee, or tea, and just as addictive, so please keep it up!


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