Under the Bashō 2016Stand-alone Hokku

 

this window . . .
how many straw hats
dreamt this field?


new rice . . .
soldiers towing a
mother's dream



jasmine tea . . .
an old man sipping
dragonflies



this field . . .
the darkness in
a worm's eyes



stone buddha . . .
an old man sucking
shrimp heads



buddha . . .
that tune inside the
bamboo shoot



somewhere . . .
the song you sing to
me at night



the gold
they made you from . . .
tin roofs



crashing waves . . .
how unpredictable
my hokku



sifting sand . . .
the ashes of a
banana tree