INVITATION TO THE WORKS OF KYOSHI
Seasonal word; a snail (summer)
This haiku was written in 1906, when Kyoshi was 33 years old.
The host and his guest(s) are enjoying a quiet and peaceful talk, while out in the garden a snail is slowly climbing up a bamboo.
This haiku offers us a tranquility that is in variance with the trivialities of life. Where does the feeling come from? Of cause, kanwa means a quiet talk, but it comes mainly from the description of a snail crawling up a bamboo.
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