handsome cock pheasant
strutting closer to the cat
burnished head erect
Kim M. Russell, 12th May 2019
This weekend the challenge is to create a new masterpiece, a haiku that will last forever and will be known by a lot of people. Basho’s ‘frog pond’ haiku is such a masterpiece, which is even known by many non-haiku poets. One of the reasons it is so well-known is the ‘movement’ that Basho wrote into it, something new in haiku about frogs as previously they were all about their croaking.
Our task for this weekend is to create haiku, new masterpieces, in which we use movement (undou).