Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It’s time for a new episode of CD Shadow here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family. This time I have chosen for “fame” as your inspiration source. Matsuo Basho, one of the four greatest haiku-poets, was a famous poet in his time. In our time we have a lot of famous people e.g. Jane Reichhold is a famous modern haiku-poet or Obama is a famous US President.

The goal of this new episode is to write/compose a haiku, in the classical way, about someone who is famous and who you, maybe, admire.
As a haiku-poet Basho is my role-model and I am admiring his haiku. So I have chosen to write a haiku about him.

famous frogpond-poet
brought his passion into my mind –
the sound of water

© Chèvrefeuille



This ‘tribute’-haiku is based on Basho’s famous frogpond haiku:

old pond
frog jumps in
sound of water

© Basho

And now it’s up to you. Choose a famous human and write a haiku about him (or her).

This episode is open now and will remain open until August 11th at noon (CET). Have fun!