the sound of the bat flying in the thicket is dark
A haiku I really like by Masaoka Shiki who in a short TB-curtailed life is credited with rescuing the poetry form of haiku. He urged poets to seek inspiration from the beauty of nature. He advised that we ‘encounter beautiful scenes and copy them realistically.’
In the bright room where I like to read, not just poetry, the rain is gently tapping the window glass.