waterfall at Nachi

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1622 – Imagination . . .  Kumano Kodo Waterfall

Waterfall Kumano Kodo

Daimonzaka … leading to the waterfall


the sound of water
pointing the way to the Pure Land
meeting Basho

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

“You will understand why I created the above haiku. It links to Basho’s famous haiku “old pond”. But why … meeting Basho? Well legend tells us that a lot of monks (not Basho by the way) jumped into the waterfall at Nachi (part of Kumano Kodo) to enter paradise … the Pure Land.”

Here is my attempt:

on each step
a rumble under your feet
waterfall sounds


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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