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