Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Time flies as we all will agree I think, so it's already time for a new episode of our "Little Creatures"-feature and after two episodes about little insects, this episode is about little plants and flowers e.g. Sheperd's Purse as we can read in this haiku by Basho (1644-1694):
furu hata ya nazuna hana saku kakine kana
if you look closely
a sheperd's purse flowering
underneath the hedge
(c) Matsuo Basho (Tr. Tim Chilcott)
|Credits: Sheperd's Purse
Isn't it gorgeous this little Sheperd's Purse? That also is a "Little Creature", a creation of God. This above haiku by Basho is almost as famous as his "frog-pond" haiku is. It shows the mastership of Basho in looking closely to the world around him even the smallest creatures (insects and flowers/plants) on Earth.
As I was preparing this new episode of "Little Creatures" I ran into a wonderful haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784):
furudera ya hôroku suteru seri no naka
clay pot tossed around
in the seri (*) field
© Buson (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
(*) Seri = Oenanthe javanica = water dropwort
|Seri (source not found)
Well enough ... time for haiku-ing and so here is my haiku for this episode of Little Creatures:
in the meadow
peeling the leaves of daisies,
does she loves me?
What a cute haiku, I saw this right in front of me and I just had to compose a haiku ...
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 4th at noon (CET). For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your "Little Creatures"-haiku with us all.