Friday, May 16, 2014

The Flight of the Bumble Bee

Dear readers,

It's a little while ago that I posted here, but ... as you maybe know ... I have a few other weblogs on haiku and those weblogs have my attention because of the daily haiku-meme there. But ... I had to share a post for today's Carpe Diem Special. This month back at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we have Jack Kerouac as featured haiku-poet for the Specials and today the haiku written by him for inspiration is the following:

early morning gentle rain,
two big bumblebees
humming at their work

© Jack Kerouac

As I was reading that CD-Special again I got an idea ... I thought of a composition by Rimsky Korsakov "The Flight of the Bumblebee" ... here is a video in which a young talented piano-player, Maksim Mrvica, plays this wonderful piece of music. (Video credits by: Philip Caruso)

What a wonderful music and what a piano-player .... awesome. This music inspired me to write the following haiku (I hope) in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one by Jack Kerouac.

Lavender flowers -
bumblebees collecting honey
in the backyard

© Chèvrefeuille

Wow! ... Sorry I like this haiku very much ... it's a strong one and I even think it's in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by Jack Kerouac (how immodest).
I hope you enjoyed the read and the music ... see you again ....




awalkinhaiku said...

I think it's a great idea to get inspiration from this music. Very nice.

BelindaBroughton said...

it is a lovely haiku

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love all collectors of honey---even haiku-honey collectors!

brudberg said...

What a bliss to have a backyard like that.. I can hear those sweet bumblebees...

Anonymous said...

Had to comment on this one, Kristjaan. I love lavender, and have it planted in my yard. Every year in Portland, there is a lavender festival, and last year I bought lavender honey. It was wonderful! Love this haiku.

Magyar said...

at this day break
honey bees search the garden


Jen @ Blog It Or Lose It said...

I think you succeeded brilliantly! It's a beautiful poem.

We don't have lavender in our backyard, but we do have salvia and the bees adore it. So busy - really *does* bring "Flight of the Bumblebee" to mind when you pause and consider ....

Love it.