Friends and celebrated poets Li Po (Li Bai) and Tu Fu (Du Fu) lived in the seven-hundreds. They sipped wine together and toasted the moon in bamboo groves.
Almost a thousand years later, Basho became a poet of his time. Basho published under different names, including one that meant “green peach” as a sign of respect for Li Po, whose name translates to “white plum.*”
Two frogs same moon —
Still pools water the orchard in
Peach blossom village
*information taken from poetry foundation
Frank J. Tassone is today’s host for dVerse. Frank says:
Today, I would you like you to write a haibun that alludes to either (or both!) of these poetic masters. You could comment on their lives or accomplishments, write a mock-memoir from their point-of-view, explore some aspect of their art, reflect on their impact—whatever you like!