Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Writing With Issa (5) "New Year's Writing" - July 28, 2014

For this post dedicated to Issa by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we look to Issa:


wanpaku ya mazu tenohira ni fude hajime


in the naughty child's
palm first, a brush...
New Year's writing
© Kobayashi Issa

"It is a Japanese custom to write with a writing brush on the second day of the year. This haiku was written in Twelfth Month, 1819, several months after the death of Issa's daughter, Sato, so it could be a haiku in loving memory of her."  Chévrefeuille



giggling at midnight
tired children stay awake
to greet the New Year

©  G.s.k. '14

12 comments:

  1. Lovely photography and delightful haiku ~ giggling child new year's eve ~ so true ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, glad you enjoyed the haiku and photo :-)

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  2. Ah, I remember how exciting it was to stay up till midnight ....great haiku! :)

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    1. Thanks .. I think it's a memory we can all cherish!

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  3. Children always want to stay awake to see the fireworks, but their parents will fall in sleep earlier I think ...

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  4. LOL ... yes very true ... it was a lot easier to stay up all night when I was a child!

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  5. Oh how i remember fighting sleep as a child :)

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  6. And even someties winning ;-D

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  7. I like this, an exciting time for one and all!!

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  8. Thank you and I agree an exciting moment for the young and old!

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harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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