9.23.2016

Haiku my Heart -- Profound

.....of deep meaning; of great and broadly inclusive significance

I have been reading 
"The Essential Haiku
versions of Basho, Buson & Issa"

I am especially taken with the writings of
Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)
a master of Haiku and other forms of poetry
who unfortunately led quite a sad life
and yet wrote awesome poetic thoughts.

This prose is taken from his journal
"From A Year Of My Life"
written in 1819  

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"Not far from the village of Shiba someone caught a baby crow - no bigger than a lump of coal - and put it in a cage in front of the house.  That night I heard the mother flying back and forth above the house, crying over and over again in the darkness.

Over and over
the she-crow's voice
crying in the dark."

acrylic from glitter sister 101 days project
8-11-2006 day 97

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