So Tired

so tired
I hear my voice whisper your name
from a distance


sullen heat
my poem waits for words
in the shade

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. From Sakata, Basho commences his return journey, travelling south along the coast, past the Nezu Barrier towards the barrier at Ichiburi. But the heat and humidity take a toll on his frail health and he is unable to write.
Previous posts in this series are HERE

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