Saturday, October 24, 2009

2nd Annual Bashô Haiku Challenge: Reminder, with Poems

Seven full days to the deadline for the 2nd Annual Bashô Haiku Challenge. 11:59 pm, Saturday, October 31st will be the final postmark.

Much good luck to all!

Don't imitate me;
it's as boring
as the two halves of a melon.
Matsuo Bashô
translated by Robert Hass

a farting contest
under the moonflower trellis...
cool air

translated by David G. Lanoue



Greg Schwartz said...

i like that Issa poem... always clever! the Basho one is good too, never seen that one before.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Greg, yes, I just sort of fell into both of them. Just when I think I've read everything by them, up pops more ...