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

japanese spring (II)

Akebia Blossom

Akebia blooms – CDHK

akebia blooms

lavender shade’s wild desire

scent of chocolate

japanese spring (I)

Andromeda Flowers

Andromeda flower – CDHK

 

andromeda suite

flowers cascade, stars twinkle

galactic music

full circle haiku

 
last snow melt reveals

bright blue-eyes blossom in lawn

startling beauty

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dune sunflower blooms

beach birds will feast on dry seeds

taste of salty waves

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clouds sail azure sky

dappled appaloosa horse

grazes wild meadow

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row of poplar sways

warm sun coaxes leaves to bud

gentled by spring rain
 


Challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai to write four haiku using word list in order.

seasons flow

 

warm weather thaw

spring is winter’s changeling child

ice water gurgling

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “yukidoke” (thaw) theme.

emergent green

 

spring’s first green mirage

tulip swords salute warm sun

birdsong resurgence

welcome showers

 

the sound of rain smiles

pattering steady on roof

sleep rolls us over

leafless not lifeless

CDHK prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  leafless trees

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photo by lynn

 

 

ghostly silhouettes

naked exposure to wind

squirrels find hollow

pond(ering) pageantry

Painters and poets learn by “copying” (imitating style of) the masters!

 

mandarin duck –
rain falls silently
from an oak

© Yosa Buson (1716-1783)

mandarin ducks glide

silent in feathered beauty

watercolor  rain

c) lynn__

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Photo / inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 

European tour: Finland


Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts virtual tour of Europe this month.

 

north’s pristine water

clarity of thousandth lake

trees dive where clouds swim

 

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(photo credit: CDHK)

European tour: Denmark

Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts virtual tour of Europe this month.

 

deep tidal currents

glean golden light of autumn

fjord of our dreams

 
 

fjord

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo credit: CDHK)

 

make hay, as they say

 

Today, Boncho’s haiku (below) inspired mine. The smell of cut alfalfa is a wonderful aroma! Another season of haying will soon begin with our first cutting here in Iowa. It’s pleasant to drive tractor for baling hay, if not too windy and dusty.

 

farmer works up sweat

bales hay on summer evening

to feed hungry cows

-lynn

how cool cut hay smells

when carried through the farm gate

as the sun comes up!

-Boncho

 

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photo by lynn

 

Nozawa Boncho was a Japanese poet born c.1640. He spent most of his life  working as a doctor in Kyoto. Boncho was one of Matsuo Bashō’s followers and wrote many famous haiku in his day. This is my response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Utabukuro.

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