Sunday, March 9, 2008

Prompt 2: Kindness

This week's prompt is kindness.
As an act of Buddhist kindness, Basho once ingeniously reversed a cruel haiku made up by his witty disciple.

Kikaku had said:
A red firefly
Tear off its wings
A pepper.

Basho substituted:
A pepper
Give it wings
A red firefly.

Basho again:
I wish to pluck fresh green leaves to wipe away your tears

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