Monday, October 7, 2019

Carpe Diem #1759 Grasshopper (a haiku by Issa)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We are celebrating our 7th birthday and I am happy that we can celebrate it ... As I started with CDHK back in 2012 I wasn't aware of what I started ... but I love it. I am so glad to be your host and I am happy that I can inspire you through all the wonderful prompts we have seen here and will see in the future.

Today another wonderful prompt, another wonderful but sometimes dangerous small creature ... the Grasshopper.

Here is a haiku written by Issa inspired on this small creature:

giddy grasshopper
take not leap and crush
these pearls of dewdrop

© Issa

When the grasshopper spirit animal comes leaping into your life, it signifies your need to make a tremendous leap of faith.
Just like the cricket symbolism, the grasshopper symbolism wants you to know that if you aim high and go where others are scared to go, you will accomplish amazing feats and achieve incredible results!


The grasshopper spirit animal chooses those who want to move ahead in life with their innovative thinking and progressive approach.
When you are inspired by the grasshopper totem, jump forward and get past whatever is trying to keep you or hold you back.

What a tragic thing:
'Neath a mighty warrior's helm
Grasshoppers chirruping! 

© Basho (Tr. Dorothy Britton)

(note: In the most translations of this haiku by Basho, the Grasshopper is mentioned  Cricket)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 14th at noon (CEST). As you all know during my vacation, this is my last week, I don't publish a new episode on Wednesday.

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