Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's a while ago that I published a Carpe Diem Little Creatures episode, but this Saturday I have a new CD Little Creatures episode for you with an all new logo. This week I have chosen to bring a little bird under your attention. In Dutch we call this little bird "Winterkoninkje", in English this little fellow is called "Wren" and the scientific name is Troglodytes troglodytes.
Not so long ago I spotted a Wren in my frontyard. It was searching for food and it came very close to me, but (it's a shame) I hadn't my photo-camera at hand, so the photo which I will share here isn't made by me.
|Credits: Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)|
© Santoka Taneda (1882-1940)
do you realize it's Ninth Month
do you realize
it's the 30th?
|Credits: Wren © John Bridges|
in its flight through bamboo groves,
a wren passing by.
Celtic meanings of this little bird begin with observations in raising their young. Both male and female wrens take part in caring for their young. This is symbolic of sharing tasks within the home. It's also a reminder to not getting stuck in gender roles, and approach the "traditional" from a fresh, innovative angle.
Well ... we have learned a lot about this wonderful little bird and I think it will inspire you to write an all new haiku. Of course I had to compose my own 'Wren"-haiku and so I wrote the following haiku:
Wren looks for food in the garden
a sacred moment
What a joyful episode of Little Creatures this was and now it's up to you to write a haiku on Wren.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Saturday April 18th at noon (CET).