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Friday, September 9, 2016

spring riddles

Chèvrefeuille's prompt post:
["Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

First this as I was starting to create this episode and looked back in my first concept of the promptlist I saw that I mistyped in the definitive prompt-list, because the prompt wasn't "riddles", but had to be "puddles" ... so my excuses for that. In this episode I will however use both prompts. ....

A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought --
But no, a butterfly. 

© Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) (Tr. Steven D. Carter)

It's very obvious where the "riddle" is in this one. ....... Here is an example of this "riddle" in a haiku by Jane:
where do they go?
these flowers on a path
by summer's passing

© Jane Reichhold
Here are three nice haiku created by Jane for this modern kigo to inspire you:

dried up
puddles covered with pollen
moiré shapes of shores

in puddles
the pattern of raindrops
dyes the hills green

spring sky
snow-melt puddles filling
to the brim
© Jane Reichhold

I couldn't come up with a new haiku so I dived into my archives and found the following haiku to go with this prompt:
broken sunflower
torn apart through a rain storm -
puddles on the path

© Chèvrefeuille"]

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


on the surface of the puddle

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