Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This is it ... the last day of the year 2012 and the last day of our Carpe Diem month December with all those wonderful classical Japanese kigo. I have read wonderful haiku this month, but I haven't had the time to 'Look Back' on all your entries. I hope that I can write the Look Back Carpe Diem Preview on December next week. And than I will also grant someone with our Carpe Diem Award for most valuable haiku poet this December month.
Today our prompt 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
and a lovely woman
with a headache
(c) Buson (1769)
And this one written by Buson in 1777:
suisenya samuki miyakono kokokashiko
In the chilly capital,
some here, some there
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.
in love with his reflection
Well ... that was our last prompt of December. Have fun, be inpsired and share your haiku with us on Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'til January 1st 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new prompt and the first one for January around 10.00 PM (CET). That prompt will be 'Fireworks'.