Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Until today this month of CDHK is wonderful ... It's really a joy to read all those wonderful haiku by our ''big five'' as I am preparing these episodes. I read all wonderful haiku by them and it is a challenge to find the haiku to use for our episodes.
Today we have our third haiku by Issa and as I have told you earlier this month .... Issa looked very closely to nature and respected even the most little creatures such as mosquitos and flies. So for this episode I have an extra challenge for you all. Write/compose, by stepping into Issa's footprints, haiku about the littlest creatures on earth. So you have to write/compose a haiku about bugs. It's not easy I think, but maybe it helps to go outside and grab some earth in your backyard to discover the little creatures living in it.
My youngest grandson (the youngest son of our eldest daughter) is a "bug-explorer" and is always on search for little creatures in the dirt ... he loves ants for example and isn't afraid for bees and other stinging creatures. He always is on the haunt to catch them. So he could be easily a son of Issa (smiles).
Here are a few haiku by Issa about ''bugs'':
to that horsefly
water pipe also comes...
like a mosquito, a fly...
the mountain temple bell
|Sultry Summer Evening|
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 19th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, the thirs haiku by Shiki, later on. For now .... have fun!