Seen between the trees --
A path to the sea.
This is a light, gentle verse. It has a feeling of coolness, but with less emphasis than we feel in this summer verse by Shiki, strongly contrasting the coolness with the heat of the season:
Through the hole of the stone lantern,
Season is very important in how we perceive a verse, so it is crucial to know the season in which a verse was written. That is why writers should mark each hokku with its appropriate season.
Posted at 04:01 pm by hokku