Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
Golden crops swaying
Sickles flash under the sun
A rewarding year
© Laila S
What a beautiful haiku. I ran into it while I was doing some research for our theme this month, Harvest. As I entered "harvest" as a search option into Google Search, and added haiku to it, there were a lot of haiku about the Harvest Moon (the full moon of September), but not that much about Harvest itself.
Harvesting crops is an activity we see at the life of farmers. It goes back to the ancient times that the harvesting took place at the end of Summer and start of Autumn to have enough to eat during Winter. Harvesting ... yeah it's a busy time for the farmers.
In our "rich" regions, harvesting is done with machines, but in the less rich regions harvesting is done manual and will take a lot of time and hands to do the work.
sickles flash in the sunlight -
Well ... I imagine this scene. How I wish to be part of such a scene, enjoying the sun while harvesting for winter.
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