A pet crocodile is not a very good idea if you’re a frog, but they are so cute when they’re young.
If you wonder how Kaeru got a pet crocodile, check out the Old Pond comic using the prompt “egg” written during NaHaiWriMo 2013.
Learn Japanese with Old Pond Comics:
Oyasumi nasai = Good night (said before going to bed)Tsuki= Moon
Sometimes, there’s only one way to finish a bad haiku.
Learn Japanese with Old Pond Comics. We will start with basic greetings.
“Ohayo Gozaimasu” (pronunciation: “Ohio” Go-za-i-mas ; the u is silent) means “Good Morning”.
Bonus word: ari (ant).
Second publication of Old Pond Comics in the May 2013 issue of The Bulletin: a journal of Japanese Canadian Community, history + culture.
This one features one of my favorite characters, the snail, and a haiku by Kobayashi Issa “in evening moonlight / going bare-chested… / snail”
Writing a haiku can be a steep learning curve for poets used to longer forms of poetry.