Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Haiku- Summer

My inspiration today comes from:

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Today (Tuesday July 22th) I love to share another haiku by Issa, his fourth of this month. It's a nice haiku and it's a real example of Issa's ''child-like'' look at the world. It's really a joy for me to prepare these episodes to help your inspiration flow.

Here is the fourth haiku by Issa:

hito kitara kawazu to nare yo hiyashi uri

if anyone comes,
turn into frogs,
o cooling melons!

© Kobayashi Issa

Issa has just put some melons into a tub of water outside the house, to cool them. As they float on the surface of the water, their green bellies remind him of frogs, just at the moment that he has a feeling of hesitation, of uneasiness, at leaving them ungarded. This momentary see-sawing of the mind makes the notion of melons turning into frogs more than merely fanciful. The humour also, joins where it seems to separate.


Another haiku on melons by Issa is the following:

nusubito no miru to mo shirade hiyashi uri

oblivious
of the gaze of the thief. -
melons in cool

© Kobayashi Issa


My haiku inspired by Issa:

the thief passes
Summer melons cool in pond-
he thinks they are frogs


Inspired by and can be found at:

Carpe Diem #521 Issa (4), ''O cooling melons!"

2 comments:

  1. That thief is a bit confused I think, I like this humour in your haiku.

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