Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Carpe Diem #295, Wase (early rice)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we share haiku on Wase (early rice). Rice comes in several varities and therefore there are several kigo on rice. "Wase" is a mid-autumn kigo and can refer to the flowering of early rice, the fragrance of early rice or harvesting of early rice. So this kigo, you can use in several ways.

Wase (early rice)
I found a wonderful haiku by Buson"

inekareba ogusani akino hino ataru

harvesting the rice--
upon small grasses
falls the autumn sun.

Or this one by Issa, from another angle:

michi no ku no taue mite kara kaeru kari

after seeing rice planting
in remote provinces...
the geese depart

A haiku from one of my friends at Wonder Haiku Worlds is also about 'wase' (early rice):

early rice ~
the birds know it before
the scarecrows

My attempt to write a haiku on this prompt for today, Wase (Early Rice):

watching the rice fields
coming to bloom in autumn
Ah! that fragrance ...

Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem, and please spread the word to all your friends that like haiku, maybe they will become part of our community.
This prompt will stay on 'till September 13th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Susuki (Pampasgrass), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! Wase is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Kristjaan! I appreciate the work you put into introducing each haiku meme.