Matsuyama City

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1161, Matsuyama City, birthplace of Shiki


© photo Ehime Prefecture

A wonderful “natural” bridge. This wooden bridge is all covered with green leaved bushes and makes it one with nature like a chameleon.

Shiki was a master in using the haiku writing technique “shasei” or “depicting the thing as it is”. (More on “shasei” you can find HERE.

An example of a “shasei”- haiku by Shiki:

come spring as of old
when such revenues of rice
braced this castle town!

© Masaoka Shiki

shaded by cherry trees
high up on the mountain
desolate castle

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

trees across water
people walk and admire
leaf-covered wooden bridge

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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