Written for:  Carpe Diem #1662 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (9) Watching a Snail
“As I discovered haiku back in the late eighties I hadn’t heard of Basho, but after reading one of the most popular haiku books in Dutch (“Een Jonge Maan”, by J. van Tooren; “A young Moon” by J. van Tooren) I was caught by the beauty of the haiku written by Basho … I read all haiku that are known by him and so I am … influenced by Basho’s way of writing haiku.”

I bow to my master
Matsuo Basho told me the way
to watch a snail                                      © Chèvrefeuille (our host)

note colors on hardened shell
as it moves-leaves sticky trail              © Sara McNulty

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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2 Responses to watching

  1. janicead says:

    Oh, I love it!


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