Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As we are on our way to the end of 2014 we have had wonderful modern kigo (seasonwords) compiled by Jane Reichhold in her saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku" and today we are going further with the exploration of those wonderful modern kigo. Today we have straw for prompt and that's a nice one, but also a challenging one.
I love to share a haiku by Matsuo Basho (my master) in which he writes about straw. Here it is:
komo wo ki te tare bito imasu hana no haru
who can this great one be?
flowers of spring
© Basho (1644-1694)
still warm from the cow barn
© Jane Reichhold
|Credits: Cows in the snow (Dutch website)|