Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
Here in The Netherlands our very cold and snowy period of Winter is over. After a day of rain all the snow has gone. Temperatures are rising and it feels almost like Spring. Birds are singing their songs and that gives me a lot of joy and the feeling of a warm Spring day.
Today we share haiku on th prompt 'birdsong'. And I have found a nice 'You Tube video' with wonderful 'sounds of Spring'. I love to share that video here for your inspiration.
What a lovely video don't you think? Those sweet songs of birds ... so relaxing ... so close to nature ... resonating with your soul. Awesome.
I found a wonderful haiku on 'bird song' written by Kobayashi Issa, one of the four greatest haiku masters:
for the fence
Or this one by Buson:
Plowing the fields--
Even birds have no song
In the shadow of a mountain
Birds singing what a joy to listen ... Let's go do some haiku composing on 'bird song'.
on the thin line between night and day
a Nightingale's song
early Spring morning
birds rejoicing Mother Nature -
Ah! that sweet sound
And one with a bit of humor in it:
'shut up!' I scream
after a night without sleep -
birds singing their songs
Well ... I love to write haiku on this prompt 'bird song' and I hope you do too. I am looking forward to your haiku for today. have fun, be creative and inspired. Share your wonderfully composed haiku here on Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'till January 31th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our last episode of Carpe Diem for this month later on today around 10.00 PM (CET) and that will be instead of 'cherry blossom' (as mentioned in our prompt list for January) 'early blossom', because cherry blossoms are more for March in which I will share all classical Japanese kigo (seasonswords) for Spring.