shepherd’s purse

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 …”


looking closely:
a shepherd’s purse blossoming
beneath the hedge

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Barnhill)

shepherd’s purse
trembles in the summer breeze –
bees seek for honey

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

on summer green stem
clustered like a bouquet
shepherd’s purse

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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