This haiku is inspired by a wonderful haiku by Basho, a haiku master.
This one he wrote in Spring 1687 and it had a title. In that time a title for a haiku was a commonly used practice. The title of this haiku was: ‘Mourning over the death of Priest Tando’.
chi ni taore ne ni yori hana no wakare kana
falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
Mired in the mud
Moored to bright orange buoys
Awaiting the tide
Caught fast in the thorns
Bleeds a bright splash of colour