Falling Bamboo Leaves

A set-topic (兼題) composition exercise – held yesterday evening at Stillhollow Pond (長谷池) in Senri Chuo, Osaka – brought some good images from many of the participants. Late spring is also known in Japan as ‘bamboo autumn’ (竹の秋), and this was one of the two topics set. Here are a few of the haiku received (a couple of them, very slightly ‘tweaked’):

Twilight
moment of stillness …
falling bamboo leaves ………………….. (Akito Mori)

A path covered
with fallen bamboo leaves –
to where does it lead? ………………….. (Eiko Mori)

new to me –
yellow irises
by Stillhollow Pond ………………….. (Lake Morishima)

evening stroll
through fallen bamboo leaves –
mosquito welcome ………………….. (Hisashi Miyazaki)

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2 Responses to “Falling Bamboo Leaves”

  1. Ferdinand Morvay Says:

    I especially liked Hisashi Miyazaki’s haiku! The ending “mosquito welcome” is such a glad expression, so satisfied and peaceful and also humorous!

  2. Hisashi Miyazaki Says:

    Thanks, Ferdinand! I like mosquito’s murmur around my ear but not its bite anywhere. So sometimes I run 10 m or so during the stroll!

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