Try to choose a favorite haiku or tanka and tell us why you do like it and try to write/compose an all new haiku or tanka.
Here is my choice.
Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo) (福田 千代尼; 1703 – 2 October 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets.
yami wa nagarete
the only river
where darkness flows:
Why I like it? The imagery that came to me was that it had to truly be a heavy swarm of fireflies to give the image of a ‘glowing flow’. I looked up ‘swarms of fireflies’. Its a mating ritual. How relatable is that? Putting our best foot forward in the hopes of attracting a mate.
The following haiku was inspired by Chiyo-ni’s haiku
dark of night
earthbound stars twinkle –
whirlpool in the creek
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