Workshop for Brevity, in Ancient Forms

Old forms make great modern poetry. Check the samples below and join Warrior Writers today at Northeastern Crossing, 6p. Email boston@warriorwriters.org for more info


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Matsuo Basho – A haiku (unknown date)

枯枝に烏のとまりけり秋の暮

On a withered branch
A crow has stopped
Autumn evening

Issa:

遠山や目玉に写るとんぼかな

Distant mountains
Reflected in the eyes
Of a dragonfly


Basho:

古池や
蛙飛び込む水の音

Old pond
Frog jumps in, sound of water