The fun of creating a haiku brings me pleasure. It is not easy most days. Occasionally one good one just appears. This challenge for fragment and phrase is taking several attempts to write, rewrite, modify or totally erase.
now flies swarm
(not to my liking)
hitting the ground
(still missing something)
red white and green
cool watermelon beauty
Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:
1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention. 2. This haiku is renown all over the globe. 3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.
To make the "haiku puzzler" complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.
I had arranged the different lines into what I thought were the correct groupings. I had two correct with only one line each of the remaining two that had to be swapped. One of the poets, Basho, was obvious. But the other three required research to accredit each of the haiku. It was a fun exercise for Mother's Day here in the US. Thank goodness for google!
The wells of the last century required people to go into them and clean out the silt. My Pawpa and his brother descended into the well and began the cleaning. Everyone knew the dangers of staying in the wells too long, a build up of toxic gases. By shear grace a friend came to check. Both men were in the bottom of the well passed out. Quick action and they were pulled from the well. Both survived but Pawpa suffered from lung damages and succumbed to the complications in his late 1950's.