Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today another wonderful haiku written by Chiyo-Ni, our female haiku master of this month. As we already know, Chiyo-Ni wrote a lot of haiku about Morning Glories, so I couldn't let this month pass without her most famous haiku on this nice, short living, flower.
|Baby Blue Jay and Blue Morning Glories|
by Imao Keinen (1930)
A wonderful woodblock which I found on Ebay.com. It shows a Baby Blue Jay and Blue Morning Glories and was made by Imao Keinen around 1930. It's a nice illustration for accompanying the haiku written by Chiyo-Ni which will follow here after.
asano eikou yoku baketto entanguru watashiha mizuwo motomeru
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
This haiku is the most quoted haiku written by Chiyo-Ni, and it's one of her best haiku. Isn't it wonderful? Chiyo awakens early in the morning. As she arrives at the well she sees that the bucket is entangled with Morning Glories ... so she decides to ask her neighbor for water, because she will not disturb the Morning Glories in their beauty. Isn't it awesome? That's a real haiku poet, living with nature and caressing nature.
Chiyo-Ni our female haiku master was really a master and now I have to write another haiku inspired on the one by her. Is that possible ... it's a challenge which I will take upon me humbly in honor of Chiyo-Ni. I wrote the next haiku.
Morning Glories float about my smile -
I feel like Chiyo-Ni
I feel like Chiyo-Ni
the wooden fence overgrown
with Morning Glories
have overgrown the wooden fence
I take the back one
Another one, a last one:
one single Morning Glory
along the path of the cloister
for just one day
What a delightful flower to write haiku about. I can sense Chiyo-Ni in this short series on Morning Glories ... it's really awesome.
Have fun, be inspired and creative ... Share your haiku, inspired by the one of Chiyo-Ni, with us here on Carpe Diem.
This Special will stay on 'till February 17th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, Bell (provided by Dulcina of Dulcina's Garden), later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).