throwing my thought
this way and that
Comment: an ichibutsujitate 一物仕立て (‘single image’) piece of work that binds the poet’s feelings to the smallest elements of nature (shizen 自然), here represented by the ladybug (tentōmushi 天道虫), which is a summer kigo (cf. another well-known haiku by Mitsuhashi Takajo: 天道虫天の密書を翅裏に, a ladybug/ under its wings/ a heavenly message). The alliteration of the ‘t’ sound in lines 2-3 reinforces, with its hardness and solidity, the sense of loss of the protagonist, whose thoughts are tossing and turning ‘this way and that’, according to the unpredictable movements of poetic inspiration.