World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy   standing apart-- fresh blossom embraces closely its petals   Country Roads, May 4, 2020   離れて立っている 新鮮な花が抱きしめる 花びらをしっかりと   lockdown-- I drag my shadow away from the windowpane   behind the mask: haiku in the time of Covid-19, Spring Moon Press, 2020   封鎖 … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020 Bashō's Farewell Haiku On November 28, 1694, Matsuo Bashō became critically sick with a stomach illness and died peacefully, surrounded by his disciples. He did not compose any formal death poem on his deathbed, but the following haiku he wrote four days before his death was recorded … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020