Dear O-Henro ... Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to read all your wonderful posts and haiku, but during lack of time I am a bit behind with commenting ... I will catch up as soon as possible.
Today I will not write a very big post, because I have not that much time. I would love to bring another part of the Zen state of haiku here to you. That theme is humor ... Zen-Buddhism (or shortly Zen) is very humorfull and so humor can and may be part of haiku. So I love to challenge you to write haiku with some humor in it. To me it isn't easy to bring humor into haiku, but ... of course I will try.
a couple of frogs
between the stepping stones
Today we will visit the 47th temple on our Shikoku Pilgrimage. That temple is named Yasaki-ji and is devoted to Amida Nyorai. There are several haiku by e.g. Issa with Amida Buddha mentioned it. I love to give an example:
All praise to Amida Buddha!"
|Butterfly on Manjusa Flower (Lycoris Radiata)|
Wow! What a beautiful flower. The Lycoris Radiata or Red Magic Lily or Red Spider Lily is part of the Amaryllis family and as you can see ... it's really a beauty.