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laughALONG! 17 January


host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Hifsa Ashraf

Flowers and Insects

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

A flower symbolizes joy and happiness that brings freshness and energy in our lives and in the lives of many creatures. Everyone must have enjoyed some funny childhood rhymes about flowers and insects. The buzz of a bee, the kiss of a butterfly, the swift flight of dragonfly from flower to flower, and the chirp of a cricket from a flowering bush, there is a lot to explore in nature and by adding humour in it may take you back to your own childhood.

In this context, a famous poem of Basho that I always find funny:

a bee

staggers out

of the peony

-- Basho Matsuo

and Issa's haiku:

garden butterfly—

the child crawls, it flies

crawls, it flies

-- Kobayashi Issa

Please write a poem up to five lines and bring smile on our faces.


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