Monday, March 23, 2015

Carpe Diem #692, mud snail

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We are counting down o the end of March and today (24/3) we have another nice prompt to become inspired. Today it's mud snail to be our source of inspiration. I have sought for haiku with snail or mudsnail in it, and I found a lot of them, here are a few examples:

en hana ya jyôzu ni magaru katatsumuri

verandah flower--
making a skillful turn
a snail

© Kobayashi Issa
Or these haiku by Buson and Basho:

hiroinokosu tanishi ni tsuki no yûbe kana

a few remain uncaught
under the evening moon
© Yosa Buson
sode yogosuran tanishi no ama no hima o nami
with dirty sleeves
farmers-turned-fishermen pick up mud snails
ever so busy
© Matsuo Basho (at the age of 39)
slowly, but slowly
the mud-snail finds its way
after the heavy rains
© Chèvrefeuille
I remember that we have had a CDHK "Little Creatures"-episode with mud-snails in the lead. And I wasn't aware of that when I created the prompt-list for March. So sorry if you read/see something familiar in this post.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 27th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, the last Haiku Writing Technique (for the time being), later on.

1 comment:

  1. That was a difficult prompt - but in the end managed. I remember your haiku, yes, but it is fitting here.