Dear friends of MLMM,
Another week has gone by. Time flies it’s like sand through your fingers. I had a very busy week, because I am preparing a very festive month for Carpe Diem. Next October Carpe Diem (my daily haiku meme) will celebrate its third anniversary and that brings a lot of work … but mostly fun.
This week’s “Heeding Haiku With …” I have chosen to inspire you all with a wonderful (classical) kigo Kiku or Chrysanthemum. Autumn is really the time for the Chrysanthemum and I have written several haiku myself inspired on Chrysanthemum for example this one, caught in a kind of haibun (prose and poetry).
My father in law has a wonderful basket full of Chrysanthemum in his garden. They are very colorful, yellow, orange, purple and white. A nice Autumn bouquet. I forgot to bring with me my camera, and I don’t have such a modern smartphone, as I was visiting him. If I hadn’t than I could have shown you this wonderful Chrysanthemum basket.
so many colors
the backyard looks like a rainbow
Chrysanthemums in bloom
And another nice Chrysanthemum haiku from my archives:
stands proud between falling leaves
autumn has arrived
And for closure of this episode of “Heeding Haiku With …” I have a wonderful haiku written by my master Matsuo Basho:
kangiku ya amazake tsukuru mado no saki
winter chrysanthemum –
heating sweet wine
in front of the window
Well I hope I have inspired you all to write haiku … have fun!
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