simply trust! trust! dewdrops spilling down (haiku by Kobayashi Issa)


It’s a fact that “dew” does happen and you just gotta live with it. (Old Pond Comics)


simply trust! trust!

dewdrops spilling


- Haiku by Kobayashi Issa (translated by David G. Lanoue)

Illustrated by Old Pond Comics

PS I took these pictures during a walk to the Seabeck Historical Cemetary (at  Seabeck Haiku Retreat 2013). To see more, check out the digital story I created with the photos.

A haiku is like a gem

by Jessica Tremblay

A haiku is like a gem: you can find one in the dirt – if you’re lucky – but if you call it “Preeeecious!” people will look at you weird.

Most haiku are “diamonds in the rough” that need a lot of work to become jewels.

If you’re not sure what they’re worth, you can have them evaluated: the bad ones don’t sparkle in the light and, sometimes, the good ones are fake copies.

One thing is sure, once they’re out there, they lose their value: you can’t reuse them or pass them to someone else.

But isn’t that the whole point anyway, to find one that’s unique? So it’s no surprise that both haiku and gems can be used to ask someone to marry you.

 the candy gone

she keeps the ring -

puppy love

(This article was written in response to the NaHaiWriMo prompt for July 11 2014: gem)