Little Creatures


water skater lives on

snowflakes fall slowly

survival is the key


tiny little whirlgigs

changing forms to endure

resilience at its best

Linked to Carpe Diem Little Creatures #13: Whirligig (pond-skater, water-strider).

Here is our haiku inspiration from Taigi, a contemporary of Yosa Buson:

the whirligig;

when it stops skating,

the legs float away

Our task was to write a classical haiku:

* 5/7/5 * season word (kigo)

* cutting word (kireji) *

deeper meaning

interchangeable 1st / 3rd lines *

brief moment in time


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