kawasemi (kingfisher)

“Kawasemi” is a traditional Japanese “kigo” (seasonal word) used in haiku.  Find more information on kingfishers at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s prompt…



blue flash by river’s bend

Kingfisher 45 (Noel Marry)

image by Noel Marry

dagger pierces quicksilver

hunter’s stealthy eye

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janice
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 11:48:54

    Love this 🙂


  2. janicead
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 19:06:53

    Well done, Lynn


  3. E A M Harris
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 05:42:22

    Your poem really brings out the essence of the kingfisher’s action.


  4. Charley
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 12:57:14

    Very nice haiku! It relays the experience of one watching a kingfisher in action perfectly.


  5. jillys2016
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:54:38

    You have captured that speed perfectly!


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