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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille,March 27th 2019 … frogs (kawazu)

Dear friends of MLMM,

This week I started with another theme on my own weblog about haiku so I thought maybe I can do an episode of Heeding Haiku With … with the same theme. The theme on my own weblog is modern and classical kigo (seasonword) for spring.

In traditional haiku you always find a seasonword that poiunts towards the season in which the scene took place. For example “ume (blossom) ” or “whale watching” are classical kigo for spring.

This week I love to give you a classical kigo for spring to work with. That kigo is FROGS and of course the first thing that will come in mind is that wonderful renown haiku by THE master of haiku, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694):

Furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto

the old pond
a frog jumps in —
he sound of the water

© Basho (Tr. R.H. Blyth)

Here is a haiku written by myself several years ago that was inspired on this renown haiku by Basho:

cycling home
accompanied by the song of frogs
the cool breeze

© Chèvrefeuille

Well … a wonderful theme I think to create haiku or haibun with. Your haibun may count a maximum of 150 words.

Have fun!

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About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.


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