naviarhaiku377 – Easily glows

Easily glows
and easily goes
a firefly


Chine was the younger sister of Mukai Kyorai, the author of last week’s poem. Together the siblings kept a journal during a trip from Kyoto to the Ise shrine in 1686. Kyorai’s Ise Journal begins as follow:


The sun hot yet wind cool on our heads,
I take my younger sister on a pilgrimage to Ise.

(Chine’s reply)

Until Ise
such good companions,
morning geese


Chine died in 1688, at 26. The haiku of the week is Chine’s death poem.

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 31st March 2021

haiku by Chine

picture by Christopher Le

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