Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day for a nice classical Japanese kigo for summer. Today I have a nice prompt for you which first brought me the motion picture/animation Bambi by Disney in mind, because that's what shika no ko means ... fawn (like Bambi). Bambi was one of my favorite Disney movies and my kids and grandchildren were also "in love" with that beautiful fawn.
|Credits: shika no ko (fawn)|
staying well hidden...
under the paper umbrella...
a fawn's spots
in the lilies
© Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue)
All wonderful haiku don't you think so? I love them all, Issa has written more haiku about fawns, but maybe you have to visit HaikuGuy to read more. And here a haiku written by my master Basho:
on Buddha's birthday
a spotted fawn is born –
just like that
I think you have enough inspiration to compose an all new haiku (or tanka).
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 18th at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our new episode, kingyo (goldfish). By the way I have a weekend off so Jen (Blog It Or Lose It) will be your host for next weekend (17, 18 & 19th July).