Sunday, September 28, 2008

Prompt 31: Fleeting

Nancy Bea Miller of Genre Cookshop offers us this week's post of fleeting along with this poem, this tender and wonderful photo, a haiku by Basho, and a thought on the nature of haiku and creativity! Thanks, friend!

The baby's warm foot,
dangling free: round, fragrant, soft-
next spring running hard.

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Old Pond
by Matsuo Basho
Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto.

Old pond
A frog leaps in
The sound of water.

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"Every moment of life should remind us, and death clearly does remind us, that the fleeting moments we seek to capture in haiku are impermanent. Yet, as Bob [Robert Spiess] also wrote, "that impermanence allows us to be creatively free: if the universe were fixed, true creativity would not be possible." (Michael Dylan Welch, Modern Haiku)

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