Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today I have chosen a prompt from October 2012. Our prompt today is 'Narcissus (suisen)' a late winter kigo, because Narcissus are early Spring (or late winter) flowers.
I have found a few nice haiku written by Buson on Narcissus:
suisenya bijin koubewo itamurashi
and a lovely woman
with a headache
© Buson (1769)
And this one written by Buson in 1777:
suisenya samuki miyakono kokokashiko
In the chilly capital,
some here, some there
And of course there is the story of the youngster Narcissus who only had eyes for himself and was in love with his reflection in the pond.
in love with his reflection
It was a joy to take you back to this episode of October 2012, our first month in which we created haiku inspired on a theme.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 11th at 10:00 PM (CEST). You can add your submissions to our linking widget hidden behind our logo hereafter.