Today, Boncho’s haiku (below) inspired mine. The smell of cut alfalfa is a wonderful aroma! Another season of haying will soon begin with our first cutting here in Iowa. It’s pleasant to drive tractor for baling hay, if not too windy and dusty.
farmer works up sweat
bales hay on summer evening
to feed hungry cows
how cool cut hay smells
when carried through the farm gate
as the sun comes up!
Nozawa Boncho was a Japanese poet born c.1640. He spent most of his life working as a doctor in Kyoto. Boncho was one of Matsuo Bashō’s followers and wrote many famous haiku in his day. This is my response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Utabukuro.