Dear friends of MLMM,
It’s my pleasure to create a new Heeding Haiku With … for you. Recently I “changed” the idea to create haibun or haiku bi-weekly into a symbiosis between haibun and haiku, Symbiosis of two wonderful forms of Japanese poetry and I like that idea. I see how you all have embraced this new way of Heeding Haiku With … and I hope this “change” will be succesful.
Today I have a nice haiku by one of our classical haiku poets to inspire you to create a haibun or a haiku. This week I have chosen for a haiku by Issa:
kusa no ha [ya] ame ni magirenu aki no tsuyu
blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
© Issa (1810)(tr. David Lanoue)
The challenge for this week is to create a haibun (with a maximum of 300 words, including the haiku) or a haiku (or haiku revision) inspired on this beautiful haiku by Issa.
When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.