Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I am in a shock ... why? Well yesterday we had two entries which were fake-websites so I had to delete a few links in our linking widget. I don't understand why people are doing that kind of things, but ... well ... I hope that those links haven't had an effect on your websites/weblogs.
OK ... back to our Carpe Diem episode.
Today we share haiku on Shitamoe (sprouting grasses and forbs) I think this is a wonderful prompt for this time of year ... early Spring ... bare branches becoming a faint greenish color, buds start to open, field flowers start blooming and birds are preparing their nests.
A haiku by Buson:
waga kaeru michi ikusuji zo haru no kusa
Coming back --
So many pathways
Through the spring grass
Another one now written by Issa:
the swishing grasses...
|Credits: Sprouting grasses|
Isn't it wonderful? To see how nature's coming to life again ... after the cold dark winter?
peeping through the last snow -
buds bursting open in sunlight -
Mother Nature awakens
I hope that you enjoyed the read and I hope that you're inspired to write haiku on this starting of Spring kigo Shitamoe. Have fun.
This prompt will stay on 'till March 9th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new episode later on today around 10.00 PM (CET). That will be Hamaguri (cherrystone clam).