Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #47 flowers chiyo   Chiyo-Jo was one of the most famous haiku poetess.  She was also a gifted artist.

The morning glory!
It has taken the well bucket,
I must seek elsewhere for water.    
© Chiyo-Ni (Tr. Patricia Donegan)

some other translations for the same beautiful haiku

A morning glory.
Twined round the bucket:
I will ask my neighbor for water


the morning glory-
the well-bucket entangled
I ask for water


My attempt:

in the early dew
my lilies choked
by morning glories


petals unfurl
catching the dew
before the sun


giant sunflowers
ripened heads bowed
offering for birds


2 thoughts on “Flowers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s