!! This is the CD Little Creatures episode of Saturday January 24th !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It my pleasure to present a new episode of our "Little Creatures" feature inwhich the little creatures of nature are playing the leading role. This time I have chosen for a beautiful little flower, the Daisy. And I love to tell you all a little bit more about this nice sweet little flower. There is so much to tell about Daisies so let's go:
If you’re thinking about white daisies, there’s more to daisies than that. They can also be bright and sunny yellow, purple, pink, red, and orange. Daisies look like cartwheels with petals as spokes. In other ways, it also looks like a star that’s shining brightly.Even if daisies are a very common name for this flower, it’s also known in many other names. Names like ox eye, horse gowan, moon penny, poverty weed and dog blow all pertain to the daisy.
Daisies are not poisonous. In fact, a lot of people add daisy leaves to their bowl of fresh garden salad.
low to earth, resting old bones
the daisies still grow.
© Caroline Brown
A misty light fog
hiding spring daisies in bloom
lifts with dawns sunrise
© Travis Morgan
And I found another nicely written haiku with Daisies as theme:
poppies and Daisies
among the swaying wheat sheaves
a field mouse nibbles
around the mansion
daisies standing strong together
after the storm
in the tiniest things
around the farmer's house -
lowing of a cow
The goal of this Little Creatures feature is to write an all new haiku inspired on the theme. The haiku can be classical or non-classical that's up to you. For this episode I have an extra rule ... you have to write a eight (\8) stanza renga with a twist. What does that mean "with a twist" you have to follow the following "line-structure" 3 lines 2 lines 3 lines 2 lines 2 lines 3 lines 2 lines 3 lines, but of course this is not an obligation. Feel free and inspired.
This "Little Creatures" episode is open for your submissions Saturday January 24th at noon (CET) and will remain open until January 31st at noon (CET).