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Dear friends of MLMM,
Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. I have a nice challenge for you I think. I am totally “crazy” about quotes that inspire me to write haiku. I even have challenged others to write haiku inspired on a quote of e.g. Einstein or Ghandi, but this week’s Heeding Haiku … I love to challenge you to write an all new haiku inspired on a quote by Confucius (551-479 BCE). I think this quote i have chosen can give you that inspiration.
[…] “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”.[…]
I think this will not be an easy task, but as an example I will give you a haiku written by Issa (one of the four greatest haiku poets)
toro-toro to shiriyake chidori mata doko e
plover with burnt tail feathers
where to now?
© Kobayashi Issa (tr. David G. Lanoue)
Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku inspired on the above given quote by Confucius with us all.