Author Archives: Basho Barr

About Basho Barr

Inspired by the great Japanese Haiku master, Matsuo Basho, I try to capture a daily moment in a small but perfectly formed Haiku.

No more war 19/05/17

A red flag flutters, Heavy rain falls from dark skies – Poppies on the verge.

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Patience 17/05/17

Collecting raindrops, A child on a balcony – Clematis flowers

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Big Mind

By a busy road, A flurry of willow seeds – Settles on the verge.

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05.01.2017 New Year/Inertia

Ice lines the river, A swan rises heavily – Shattering silence.

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24.12.16. Burial

The smell of damp earth, Leaves turn to mulch underfoot – Burying chestnuts.

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22.12.2016 Solstice

White mist on white frost, Waking from the longest night – The fen takes a breath.

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Past glories

White thistle-heads nod, Solitary buttercups – Reflected glory.

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Impermanence:

Lights dance on the sea, Sand martins leave their burrows – Washed-up jellyfish.

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Secrets:

Behind a white screen, A song for absent parents – May blossom, Cuckoo.

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Entering the stream:

With circular wave, A raindrop enters the stream – Irises tremble.

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