love to die for?

The forbidden love between the lowly Ferhad and the princess Shirin is an old Persian love story. Ferhad killed himself in the desert when he was tricked into believing that Shirin was dead. Hearing of Ferhad’s death, Sherin then killed herself because she could not live without him. Subsequently the two were buried together.  It’s similar to the Shakespearian tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

(information and image taken from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

love story

 

~ fateful attraction ~

when lovers choose death writes our

tragic love stories;

heartbroken readers wishing

romance had better ending!

 

 

 

romantics die gently

See CDHK special, Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands, featuring Jeanine Hoedemaker


 

intermittent rain

old lovers exchange warm kiss

under umbrella

pit, pit, patter of raindrops

two hearts offbeat together

tan renga party

A tan renga is written by two poets;  first writes a haiku, second answers with 2 more lines…

 

in the moonlight
Wisteria flowers look fragile –
a gust of wind

(c) Chèvrefeuille

 

lovers on bench hold kisses

lavender snow covers path

(c) lynn__

wisteria

source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

tsunami warning

Plum blossoms, ume-no-hana, are frequent haiku theme and signal the end of winter (source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai).


lovers find wild plums

sweet blossoms fade to tart fruit

overlook sharp thorns