Featuring cherita!

June 26, 2016

Happy Haiga Day!

I've been browsing through some of Michelle Barnes' challenges at My Little Ditty. Some of the poems I had written for them I had completely forgotten. One such rediscovered haiku was in response to a parody or tribute challenge from July 2014.

I did a little parody of Basho's most famous poem about an old pond. Here's one translation by Robert Hass:
The old pond--
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.
You can find any number of translations online, here's one site, which has a few, plus a lengthy discussion of the poem. I'm thinking I may do a frog theme for the next Poetry Friday.

Once I found the parody, I thought it begged for illustration!

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