Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a wonderful spring day we have had here in The Netherlands. Whole day sunshine a really nice temperature ... it felt almost like a early summer day. Yes it was a gorgeous day. And I hope you all have had such a wonderful day too.
This month it's all about classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring and today I have another nice classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki, dropwart (seri) or Japanese parsley.
|Dropwart (Seri) (Japanese Parsley)|
I have found a nice example for this classical kigo, a haiku by Yosa Buson (one of the "big five" haiku poets):
furudera ya houroku suteru seri no naka
By an old temple
a broken clay kitchen pot
in a field of water parsley
© Yosa Buson
And here is another "parsley"-haiku:
This is all there is;
the path comes to an end
among the parsley.
© Alan Watts
Two wonderful haiku I think as an example for this classical kigo for spring.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 25th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new weekend meditation later on.