Evening Sun

evening sun
sinks behind tall grass
twilight creeps in

Pat R


This month on Carpe Diem Haiku we are exploring haiku writing techniques used by Basho. Our host writes:

“….In this haiku Basho uses the so called “sketch”or “shasei” technique….The poetic principle is “to depict the thing just as it is”. There are some inspirations for haiku that are best said as simply as possible. …it should never be the only method employed in a haiku….”

With the sketch technique you’re creating
“… a haiku depicting the thing just as it is…”

early autumn
the sea and rice fields
one green

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

how glorious
young green leaves
flash in the sun

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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