As I continue to study haiku and Japanese forms of poetry, I have been learning (and being graced by true haiku poets who are not judging me) that what I have been writing actually are haiga – which are haiku that are accompanied by a picture or illustration. So I should be calling this 365 Challenge, Haiga 365. The truth is that I started this project with the purpose of learning to write haiku, but I began to find pleasure as well in the photos I was taking, and the process of combining them, and proceeded with sharing with you, haiga. Today, however, I wrote this haiku as I was watching the mayflies in our warm, sunny, February day. I hope you were blessed today with much rest and joy.
Flit in the rays of the sun
– My heart joins the dance