I’ve really taken to writing my haiku in trios. Today’s poem is no exception. Mirroring Kikaku’s example, I use metaphor to write my own haiku. While I deviated a little from the original intent, I liked how these came out. Here is Kikaku’s original poem:
he has Heaven and Earth
for his summer clothes
And now for my take on the challenge:
Tree frogs, owls and crickets sing
Lush green moss abounds,
for the weary hiker’s rest
upon nature’s bed.
Rays streaming through leaves.
The neighborhood guest wakes with
songs from feathered friends.
Written for Carpe Diem, this trio takes you on a woodland journey where things aren’t always the same as what you’re used to, but have their own natural beauty. I hope you enjoy!