Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
First this as I was starting to create this episode and looked back in my first concept of the promptlist I saw that I mistyped in the definitive prompt-list, because the prompt wasn't "riddles", but had to be "puddles" ... so my excuses for that. In this episode I will however use both prompts.
Welcome at this delayed post. Yesterday I hadn't time to create this post, so therefore I post it now. This (delayed) post is prompted "riddles". In this case it's a real prompt, but maybe you can remember that we had an episode of our CDHK Haiku Writing Techniques about "riddle".
That episode I started with a well known "riddle" haiku by Moritake:
A fallen blossom
© Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) (Tr. Steven D. Carter)
these flowers on a path
by summer's passing
© Jane Reichhold
|haiga by Chèvrefeuille|
As I wrote above our prompt for this delayed post was "puddles" and it was taken from the spring section of Jane's saijiki. Puddles we see them often in spring, here in The Netherlands, very often, because of our very wet climate. Puddles however we can see in every season of the year, but today it's a modern kigo for spring.
puddles covered with pollen
the pattern of raindrops
dyes the hills green
snow-melt puddles filling
to the brim
torn apart through a rain storm -
puddles on the path