Firefly

A firefly flitted by:
"Look"! I almost said
but I was alone
- Taigi


Tan Taigi was a poet in Japan who lived from 1709 to 1771. He became a priest when he was fourty. He enjoyed haiku in the "Basho style" and taught haiku to others. He enjoyed staying up all night long discussing haiku.

Here is a bookmark I made of this haiku. The image is a photo I took of a firefly, i.e. a lightning bug.

Firefly

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