Monday, March 23, 2015

1622


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
mud-snails:
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

16 comments:

From my Forest said...

ah, nice one!

Blog It Or Lose It said...

This is beautiful, Gillena -- !!!

Gillena Cox said...

thanks Hamish

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jen

much love...

Dolores Fegan said...

Very nicely done!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Dolores

Much love...

Lorraine Renaud said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

Much love...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Super haiku, Gillena!

kaykuala said...

Tenacity of bonsai certainly no match

Hank

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

Gillena Cox said...

thanks Maggie

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Hank

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Georgia

much love...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Happy i contributed Leslie, thanks for dropping in

Much love...