Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First I have to apologize for being two days off-line, there were other circumstances that needed my attention, so I am sorry that I couldn't publish.
Today we will visit the region in which Matsuo Basho, my haiku master, and the most famous haiku poet ever was born. Basho was born in Iga Province near (nowadays) Ueno. Basho's birth-place is now in Mie Prefecture.
Here at CDHK we have read a lot about Basho, because of the fact that I see him as my haiku master. His famous "frog pond" haiku was the first ever haiku I read and I immediately fell in love with this little poem and the beauty of Basho's haiku. This all took place in the late eighties, so I am a haiku poet for almost thirty years.
I love to visit his birth ground together with you here at CDHK. So let us first take a look at the impressive nature of this Prefecture
|Rice terraces Mie Prefecture|
like the moon
in all the rice paddies
the scent of early rice -
cutting through the fields, on the right,
the Rough Shore Sea.
|Mie Prefecture coast line|
the silvery moon ascends the black sky
listen ... a Nightingale
PPS.: Maybe you have seen it already, but I have published our prompt-list for March, it is still under construction, but you can already read what is coming up next month.
PPS 2.: There will be no new Universal Jane or Namaste this week. I hope to share those features next month starting March 3rd with a new episode of Namasté.