What better way to start a day completing a short verse written by Takarai Kikaku, a contemporary and disciple of Matsuo Basho, in haiku form. Carpe Diem’s host, Chevrefeuille, mentions the haiku should flow “in the same tone, sense and spirit as one by Kikaku.”
A challenge for sure but doing hard first thing in the morning is good for the soul so they say.
First, words by Master Takarai Kikaku:
he has heaven and earth
for his summer clothes
I humbly follow with two haiku:
It joins a shared meal
Shift nurse checks vitals
Two beggars wait
I missed the deadline on this special haiku but you can read all the entries here or join in the daily haiku for the day: Carpe Diem Special – Kikaku’s, “The beggar.
Thank you and have a great day!