Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What an awesome day it was yesterday. I have read wonderful haiku on 'Nehane', the Nirvana Ceremony of Buddha, and I have read the most wonderful and loving comments on my post. That makes this every day effort to write a new episode for Carpe Diem the most wonderful task I have. I love to share what I know on all those different prompts and all that I know about haiku. Surely ... you all and your daily efforts to write and share haiku with Carpe Diem makes me happy, proud and humble. Thank you all for the kind words and the love you share with me. Makes me proud to be your host. Namaste.
Today our prompt is Tsubame (swallow) and I think that the Swallow is one of the messengers of Spring (and Summer). In The Netherlands (my home country) we have a proverb that says: 'One Swallow doesn't make Summer'. The meaning, very clear I think, is that once you see a Swallow that Spring and Summer are near and that they (the Swallows) are starting to make out and build their wonderful nests.
I found a nice haiku by Buson on Swallows:
kura narabu ura wa tsubame no kayoi michi
Behind the warehouse row,
a road busy with the back-and-forth
of barn swallows
Those wonderful creatures are so busy with building their nests that it looks like a highway in rush hour.
|Credits: Barn Swallow's nest
Well ... that's the episode for today. I haven't written a new haiku on this prompt because I wasn't inspired enough to write a haiku. But you never know ...
This prompt will stay on 'til March 17th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, hatsu hana (first cherry blossom) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET)