Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Two Interpretations of Basho's Frog Haiku

A version inspired by the Buddhist readings on Ken Knabb's incomparable BOP Secrets site (hat tip Patrick)...

ancient springtime

time for frog
to fall away

inside water

...And a literal version (thanks Veronica)

rain on an old pond is
a frog jumping with a swish
the sound of water