Friday, December 12, 2014

Peonies and Ants

Carpe Diem: Little Creatures #14 Spring Rain

Challenge: all new haiku in the classical way (5-7-5; cutting-word; season word; deeper meaning; inter-changeable first and third line) inspired on a haiku written by Matsuo Basho about a Hornet's nest

suzumebachino su kara yane doro darake no mizutamari wo kaishi te haru no ame wo shizuku

spring rain,
leaking through the roof,
dripping from the wasps' nest.

© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)



long line of black ants
trespassing in my kitchen
peonies past prime



8 comments:

  1. Ants ... not my favorite insects, but they are more lovely and beautiful as the hornets. Nice to read your haiku on ants and peonies.

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    1. If had to choose, definitely ants, except fire ants.

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  2. Those black ants.. for sure a guest of spring.. for me you created a very vivid image

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    1. unwelcome when they cross the threshold, they should remain front porch guests.

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  3. They are so persistent, aren't they! :)

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