NaHaiWriMo #20 umbrella

NaHaiWriMo #20: umbrella.

It should have been easy to write a haiku about an umbrella but I agree with the NaHaiWriMo participant who wrote that it is hard to avoid stereotyped imagery when writing on such a common subject.

I was going to illustrate a haiku by Basho but my little monkey turned out to be pretty ugly. Almost like a sock puppet.  I’ll try again next time. Meanwhile, here’s Basho’s haiku :

the first cold shower

even the monkey seems to want

a little coat of straw

                                      Basho

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