My Shasei

with eyelids closed
I sketch her face perfectly
only in dreams

Kim M. Russell, 19th November 2019

Mum and me when I was two025

My response to Carpe Diem #1783 a bell resounds: Shiki’s shasei

In a new episode of ‘Never Change A Winning Team’, our inspiration for a new haiku comes from Masaoka Shiki, one of the ‘big-five’ haiku poets. Both haiku are examples of Shiki’s ‘shasei’ (sketches from life):

sketching from life —
eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins

i bite into a persimmon
and a bell resounds —
Hōryūji

Masaoka Shiki

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