Tulips

amidst the wheat browns of winter
the first arrivals of spring
pointy ears of tulips

Pat R

3/08/16

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

“…This Haiku Writing Technique is called Narrowing Focus and it was used often by Buson (1716-1784)) because, he as an artist, a painter, was a very visual person. Basho and earlier poets were completely comfortable in using this haiku writing technique.
The poem starts basically with a wide-angle lens on the world in the 1st line, then switches to a normal lens for the 2nd line and zooms in for a close up in the end. The technique sounds simple, and when done well it’s very effective in bringing the reader’s attention down to one basic element or fact of the haiku..”

Examples of this technique:

old village
not a house without
a persimmon tree

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

a morning of snow
only the onions in the garden
blaze the trail

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

For Carpe Diem Haiku

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2016/03/carpe-diem-934-onions.html?m=1

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