Written for: Carpe Diem #1755 Sheperd’s Purse (1st anniversary prompt)
“Happy anniversary to you all … today the celebration of Carpe Diem’s 7th anniversary … starts. What a joy to bring this first episode of our 7th anniversary.
As I told you in an earlier post this month no special guests to celebrate with us, but all small creatures like flies, bugs, sheperd’s purse, little birds and little animals. Just to celebrate the beauty of the smallest poetry form on Earth … haiku.
Haiku … once called “hokku” or “Haikai”, but as you all (maybe) know, Shiki gave haiku it’s name as we use it nowadays. As you all know I see Matsuo Basho as my sensei (my master) and therefore I have chosen to start this celebration-month with a nice haiku by him. This haiku you know all …”
a shepherd’s purse blossoming
beneath the hedge
© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Barnhill)
trembles in the summer breeze –
bees seek for honey
© Chèvrefeuille (our host)
Here is my attempt:
on summer green stem
clustered like a bouquet