Robert Haas

Old Poem Saturday – Haiku by Buson

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Another haiku for Old Poem Saturday – this one is by one of the three Haiku Masters – Taniguchi Buson (1716-1783) and was translated by Robert Haas. Drawing (ink on paper) and composition by me. Have a wonderful weekend!

Old Poem Saturday – Haiku by Issa

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Saturdays have been dominated by epigrams recently (which are perfect bite-sized bits of poetry for the weekend, I reckon) – so I decided to spice it up and throw in another type of slim verse, the haiku. “Don’t worry spiders”┬áis by Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), known as one of the “Three Masters” of haiku and was translated by Robert Haas. Photograph and composition by me. Have a great weekend!