poet’s brush is full
black shadows from an inkstone
forming words

Kim M. Russell, 9th October 2018

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Katsushika Hokusai – Inkstone in a Horseshoe Shape in Honor of the Year of the Horse, 1822 image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1518 Inkstone and pencil (free style)

Chèvrefeuille says that nowadays we have computers, tablets and smart-phones but in Basho’s days they used inkstone and a pencil. He has reminded us of a previous challenge with this theme and has also given us some examples, including haiku by Issa, Buson and Basho.

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