A Lavender Field in Provence

When I began to research writing Haiku, I learned from the famous poet Basho, that he often set out on walking journeys that had special meaning to him and has he recollected those precious memories, Basho drew a wealth of inspiration for writing Haiku, like this one:

Seek on high bare trails

sky-reflecting violets

Mountain-top jewels

Much like going on a pilgrimage, I am following his idea with this image of a lavender field reminding me of my childhood in Provence.


Endless July fields

Peppered with lavender buds

Wrapped in Mame Jane’s love