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As you can see today's episode is dedicated to fireflies one of the summer kigo! In the past on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, our host Chèvrefeuille has already introduced us to a lovely firefly haiku by Basho and by other haiku poets, let's have a look:
Now back to Yosa Buson's haiku ... I imagine a moonless summer evening, out in the fields a pool of water that cools the sun-burnt fields of grass, which have become yellow stubs, only a memory of what once was high grass. You can feel the heat radiate from the ground and then, suddenly, the first flash of those fairy lights in the evening sky - fireflies!
The goal of a Carpe Diem Special is to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one written by our featured haiku-poet, today Yosa Buson, so here's my attempt: