Friday, March 11, 2011

Poetry Friday: Rain Poems by Basho

Two rain poems by Matsuo Basho; with prayers for the people of Japan today.



First winter rain--
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.


Spring rain
leaking through the roof
dripping from the wasps' nest. 



Poetry Friday is being hosted this week at Liz In Ink.

9 comments:

Diane Mayr said...

Yes, with an 8.9 earthquake and a tsunami, prayers are most definitely needed. I will do my best, heathen that I am.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thank you for this timely, thoughtful contribution today. Thoughts and prayers for all those lives.

Mur said...

Your choice was perfect even before the devastating news. Prayers for Japan, and Hawaii, too, as our island state waits for the repercussions of the tsunami.

Blythe Woolston said...

Devastating news. I took some comfort in knowing that the Japanese have spent time and thought preparing--so the effects of the disaster may be mitigated. Still, such a catastophe.

You poems express an attention to beauty of the small and an ingenuity. Thank you for sharing them.

I'm Jet . . . said...

Lovely . . .

Prayers here, too.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

These are a couple of my favorites too. Prayers going up for all effected by the earthquake.

Andy said...

Beautiful poems. Devastating day.

Thanks, Sally.

booksdogsandfrogs said...

I also read some Haiku today as I thought of Japan and the tragedy sweeping the country.

Mary Lee said...

My 4th graders wrote powerful haiku after viewing the images of destruction on CNN. Our hearts go out to all who are suffering...