selling tickets

(black field cricket image from



Cricket orchestras play in late summer. Instrumentalists hide in road ditch grass, crawl along out buildings, sneak into farmhouse basements. Symmetrically speaking, you could fold paper cricket crisply, like a program, from antennae to tail spikes. Don’t be surprised when common cricket dresses up in gloss black for the evening concert. The koorogi orchestra tunes as more players join in. Buzzing music crescendoes into a grand symphonic sound.Β 


chirrups with his wings

hope hops ~stridulates~ for mate

listens with her legs



Listening to the music at dVerse poets pub with Victoria tending the bar.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Sep 17, 2018 @ 09:09:13

    I know all about the orchestra of crickets. I have tinnitus and it sounds like a four-part harmony in my ears. πŸ™‚ Love the haiku. ❀


  2. Grace
    Aug 21, 2018 @ 20:44:23

    I so enjoyed the evening concert Lynn ~ Love the perspective ~


  3. Frank J. Tassone
    Aug 21, 2018 @ 15:11:31

    As Kim said: delightful! πŸ™‚


  4. maria
    Aug 21, 2018 @ 06:33:19

    Would love to hear those buzzing crescendos 😁


  5. kim881
    Aug 21, 2018 @ 03:38:21

    A delightful haibun, Lynn! I’d buy a ticket πŸ˜‰ I love that sentence:’Don’t be surprised when common cricket dresses up in gloss black for the evening concert’!


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  7. kanzensakura
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 20:59:24

    this is absolutely charming Lynn. I love this haibun so much.


  8. V.J. Knutson
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 20:20:39

    This is exquisite – you have poetically captured all aspects of the cricket.


  9. rothpoetry
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 19:18:28

    You made me smile… with the cricket listing for her legs! Now that’s a first!!


  10. Beverly Crawford
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 19:05:25

    Great descriptive writing. Seems crickets have been a part of all our lives, and I’m enjoying the stories.


  11. Jo Thewriter
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 18:06:34

    Wonderful writing – I love the idea of a cricket orchestra!


  12. erbiage
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 17:34:01

    Fold paper cricket crisply


    Sent from my iPad


  13. Glenn Buttkus
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 17:26:06

    900 species it seems–some as black as beetles, some wingless (they play the tambourine, I guess). Your clever haibun is a joy to read; liked the haiku.


  14. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 17:16:52

    When I was looking on google images I was so surprised at the huge variety of cricket appearances. You used that well and it ties in perfectly to the orchestral haibun you share with us today. Nice to see you, too, Lynn.


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