I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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24 July 2013

Basho on Haiku

Answering a question by Romaru, Basho explains his art:

'...this way is a haikai where, waiting for the cherry blossom or their scattering, the moon becoming cloudy or clear, freely I simply state what I feel in a single verse.

'Nothing else is there to learn.'

He's the Master! So perhaps I have been writing haiku after all. *Smile.*

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