Basho Haiku for Cabin Porn

The other morning, we opened our favorite book of haiku to this astonishing three lines by Basho, written in the 17th century.

       Life in this world—
a makeshift hut
       like Sogi’s.

 

Such pleasure, contentment, and wonder in a simple makeshift hut made us think of ones we’ve admired at Cabin Pornlike the austere, fabulously painted ice fishing hut on the Saguenay River in Québec, Canada, above…

…the “dusty blue cabin in progress, located somewhere unknown to us”..

Miciåh

Miciåh

…this plain, dreamy cabin with an earthen roof in Norway…

Nora Saparova

Nora Saparova

…the sparest of lean-tos in the hills above Crested Butte, Colorado…

Jace Cooke

Jace Cooke

…and this red-painted open shelter with tall stove pipe in Sweden…

Renaux Clément

Renaux Clément

…All a tribute to “makeshift”…

 

 

One Response to Basho Haiku for Cabin Porn

  1. Jim Dillon 11.26.2014 at 8:30am #

    Perfect post for this morning, in a week when I seem to be too busy going to other people’s parties to get ready for my own! When in reality, hanging out in the backyard (if I had one) around a fire is what I’d rather be doing. Thanks, Sally!

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