Carpe Diem-Revise that Haiku #2-Basho

Carpe Diem’s Revise that haiku #2, Basho’s famous ‘old pond’


At Carpe Diem,our host Kristjaan has set us a tough challenge for this episode of “revise the Haiku”.This is what he has to say-


In this episode of ‘revise that haiku’ I love to challenge you to revise Basho’s famous ‘old pond’ haiku.”

furu ike ya / kawazu tobi komu / mizu no oto

old pond
a frog jumps into
the sound of water

Here are my feeble attempts at revising this Haiku .


the sound of silence
a frog jumps

By the pond
all silent-till a
frog plops in

a frog in the pond
spring knocking

Roses bloom,
pond silent,startled
by frog’s leap