Hijacked Lit #4

The old pond

A frog jumps in

The sound of water

– Basho

Probably one of the most well known haikus of all time, this poem was originally written in Japanese which explains why it does not follow the traditional 5 7 5 format. Basho is a great source of inspiration for my own haiku poetry, as I know many of you often enjoy. Although we have different styles, like Basho, I make it a point to target a single emotion and hit it hard within only 17 syllables. I pray that I succeed in my efforts.

Here is the original poem as reference:

Furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto



  1. Interesting poetry with count as 3-4-5, however you do mention syllables, as the count being seventeen..

    i stand correct the count works out different, however very interested in your poetry!

    i would also like to thank you for dropping by to have a read.

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