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Photo & Haiku Friday: Mama Mantis

Every Friday I like to celebrate a photo in Japan with a freshly-formed haiku. I bribe my wife to add her own as well, so we can get as many interpretations as possible, and sometimes a Japanese one happens to float in off a gentle breeze of inspiration.

Last week we haiku-ed up a cat wall. Here’s this week’s photo of a pregnant praying mantis:

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My English haiku:
Fingers can destroy
Infinite generations
Or help create them

Abbey’s English haiku:
Little bug I love you
Don’t climb up that wall just yet
Let’s take a selfie

My Japanese haiku:
「写メすんなよ!」
「でぶで化粧ない」
妊婦の虫

(“Don’t take my picture!”)
(“I’m fat and have no make up.”)
(The pregnant insect)

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