Written for: Carpe Diem #1610 – Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (14)
Today I will give you a haiku created by Shiba Sonome (1664-1726) Shiba Sonome was a Japanese zen poet. She was an acquaintance and friend of Matsuo Bashō, and their correspondence is a treasure of zen and haiku history.
Sonome was known for her poetry, which possessed a frank and immediate sense of purpose.
Here is the haiku by Sonome to work with:
changing of the robes –
deliberately I go to the neighbour
to hold her child © Shiba Sonome (Tr. Gabi Greve)
new robe hangs in her bedroom © Sara McNulty
fresh and clean for ceremony