The Meadow's Chorus - A Month of Daily Haiku (Day 5)

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Dewy Meadowsweet
glistens in morning's chorus.
Insects sing of spring.

© Rowan Joyce, all rights reserved.

In this Haiku I wanted to capture the essence of a springtime meadow. There is a kind of musicality in the bustle of insect and waving flowers of a meadow. It's almost like natures dance. These were the feelings/thoughts that crossed my mind when looking at this picture and composing this Haiku. Hopefully the poem expressed some of what makes a great Haiku:

Kigo (季語), an explicit or implicit reference to a season, that defines the time of the year in which the haiku referrers to or is composed.

Mono no aware (物の哀れ), empathy with nature and human life; the "feeling of things", nostalgia, regret for the passing of time, understanding of the changeability and of the transience without suffering.

Karumi (軽み), beauty in simplicity; poetic beauty reflected in its simplicity, free from preconceptions and moral judgment.

Wabi (侘寂), the taste for frugal and natural things, rustic simplicity, freshness or silence; it can be applied to both natural and artificial objects, or even non-ostentatious elegance.
Reference from @bananafish Mizu No Oto Haiku Competition

This is day five of my month long challenge - from the 13th of May until the 12th of June - to post a daily Haiku on steem. Each week will have a different theme based on picture prompts from either or This week's broad theme is different natural environments.

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