naviarhaiku292 – the temple bell fading

the temple bell fading,
the scent of flowers comes forth-

Kane kiete
Hana no ka wa tsuku
Yube kana.


Here’s a poem by Matsuo Basho I came across in the book Cento Haiku by Irene Iarocci (available only in Italian).

According to Iarocci the word Hana in Japanese means flower, but if the type of flower is not specified, it means cherry blossom.


Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 14th August 2019

haiku by Matsuo Basho

picture by Antony Xia