Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This month it's all about classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) and today I have a classical kigo for you which brought immediately a haiku by Basho in mind, maybe you know this one it's a well known haiku by my master:
but then so sad:
cormorant fishing boat
|Cormorant fishing (ukai)|
This method of fishing, hundreds and hundreds of years old, inspired many haiku. And, as would be expected, most are in empathy with the plight of the bird.
Here is another example of a haiku on cormorant fishing:
dived in and out of the water
with the cormorant
A not so nice way of fishing I would say, but well ... it's the only way for a lot of Japanese fishermen. Here is my haiku inspired on this theme for today:
at the seashore
the fishing-boats are overgrown -
playground for children
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 15th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, solar eclipse, later on.