Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at our second episode of Carpe Diem My Favorite Haiku By ... the feature in which I share with you my favorite haiku (only haiku) of classical and non-classical haiku poets/esses. This time I have chosen my favorite haiku by Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775) one of the most known female haiku poets. I see her as part of the so called "big five" and maybe you can remember that we had a month full with only haiku by the "big five" (Basho, Issa, Chiyo-Ni, Buson and Shiki) July 2014.
As I think about Chiyo-Ni than the first haiku which comes in mind is her beautiful Morning Glories haiku and that's one of my favorites by her.
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
This haiku is a beauty because of Chiyo-Ni's feeling towards the Morning Glory which entangled the well bucket. She sees the beauty of the Morning Glory and she doesn't want to ruin it. So she turns to one of our neighbors and asks for water.
have overgrown the wooden fence
I take the back one
Morning Glory opens her flowers
just for one day
Two nice haiku I think, but I had to write also a new one, maybe a baransu haiku? I will give it a try:
Morning Glory greets
a new day
This episode is open for your submissions at noon (CET) and will remain open until next Thursday August 27th at noon (CET). Than I will choose another favorite haiku to inspire you.