Friday, February 20, 2015

Every time I look . . .

This shows one reason we love to come to Asilomar for our Haiku Retreats.                    jhhymas
It was Jerry Ball's idea, many years ago; it was a good one.

naki haha ya
umi miru tabi ni
miru tabi ni

my lost mother
every time I look at the sea
every time I look . . .
The Art of Haiku, by Stephen Addiss, Shambala, 2012, page 221.
Issa is one of the great voices in classical Japanese haiku. 
His story is a sad one; his mother died when he was two years old.

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