Uejima Onitsura


Uejima Onitsura Poems

1. Useless Dreams, Alas! 12/8/2014

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/10/2016 9:48:00 AM)

    Around 1650, two masters arose who elevated haikai and gave it a new popularity.
    They were Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694) and Uejima Onitsura (1661–1738) .
    Hokku was only the first verse of haikai, but its position as the opening verse made it the most important, setting the tone for the whole composition.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:28:00 AM)

    by Uejima Onitsura:

    A voiceless flower
    speaks to the obedient
    in-listening ear

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:27:00 AM)

    Uejima Onitsura's haiku:

    Silent the garden
    where the camellia-tree
    opens its whiteness

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:26:00 AM)

    another haiku:

    To finally know the plum,
    use the whole heart too,
    and your own nose

    Uejima Onitsura

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    Uejima Onitsura (1661 – 1738) was a Japanese haiku poet of the Edo period, famous in the Osaka region for his poetry.
    Belonging to the Danrin school of Japanese poetry, Uejima is credited (along with other Edo-era poets) of helping to define and exemplify Bashō's style of poetry.

Best Poem of Uejima Onitsura

Useless Dreams, Alas!

Useless dreams, alas!
Over desolate fields
winds whisper as they pass.

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