Thursday, August 26, 2010

Origin of Haiku - Awards from Thursday Poetry Rally

Ahh! Inspiration!
The light of recognition
Moments of brightness.
 Thursday Poetry Rally
hosted by Jingle
The rules are when you win some of these wonderful gifted awards , as you are voted by your peers, you are to post them on your blog and do a short haiku.

Known for his poetry and travel diaries, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) was the son of a lowly samurai. When his lord died, he became a ronin and moved to Edo. Taking part in the popular poetry writing and debate competitions, Basho excelled in haikai (now known as haiku) a three-line segment poem of five, seven and five syllables which used simple language and every day occurrences to create images that evoked emotion. Basho became the most famous poet of his generation, and when he traveled, locals would gather to match their wits against him.