Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: Carpe Diem #1832 Narcissus (Daffodils)

 


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today I have chosen a prompt from October 2012. Our prompt today is 'Narcissus (suisen)' a late winter kigo, because Narcissus are early Spring (or late winter) flowers.

I have found a few nice haiku written by Buson on Narcissus:

suisenya bijin koubewo itamurashi

Narcissus
and a lovely woman
with a headache

© Buson (1769)


And this one written by Buson in 1777:

suisenya samuki miyakono kokokashiko

Narcissus!
In the chilly capital,
some here, some there

© Buson

And of course there is the story of the youngster Narcissus who only had eyes for himself and was in love with his reflection in the pond.


Narcissus
in love with his reflection
vainglorious guy

© Chèvrefeuille

It was a joy to take you back to this episode of October 2012, our first month in which we created haiku inspired on a theme.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 11th at 10:00 PM (CEST). You can add your submissions to our linking widget hidden behind our logo hereafter.


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