Monday, March 23, 2015


image from public domain, text and frame added to make this haiga

no match for a snail
the bonsai tree
aged and twisted

© gillena cox

I am blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #692, mud snail

en hana ya jyôzu ni magaru katatsumuri
verandah flower--
making a skillful turn
a snail
© Kobayashi Issa

hiroinokosu tanishi ni tsuki no yûbe kana
a few remain uncaught
under the evening moon
© Yosa Buson

sode yogosuran tanishi no ama no hima o nami
with dirty sleeves
farmers-turned-fishermen pick up mud snails
ever so busy
© Matsuo Basho (at the age of 39)

slowly, but slowly
the mud-snail finds its way
after the heavy rains
© Chèvrefeuille

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Blogger From my Forest said...

ah, nice one!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Blog It Or Lose It said...

This is beautiful, Gillena -- !!!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks Hamish

much love...

5:45 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jen

much love...

5:45 PM  
Blogger Dolores Fegan said...

Very nicely done!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Dolores

Much love...

2:08 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

no match indeed but oh my how very lovely, I feel the warmth, thank you Gillena x

8:47 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

Much love...

12:22 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Super haiku, Gillena!

12:54 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

Tenacity of bonsai certainly no match


2:11 PM  
Blogger Georgia Koch said...

I think a snail would feel a bit like a giant under a bonsai tree! Cool poem ... I really enjoyed it. Bastet

4:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks Maggie

much love...

9:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Hank

much love...

9:35 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Georgia

much love...

9:35 AM  
Blogger moondustwriter said...

too fun!! The snail has a big tear

Love it

and thanks again for the treat of your poetry for the orphan project
many hugs

9:53 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy i contributed Leslie, thanks for dropping in

Much love...

2:50 AM  

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