This post is in response a prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku: wrapped in a straw mat

Our host’s writes:

“…The ‘trick’ is to state the riddle in as puzzling terms as possible. What can one say that the reader cannot figure out the answer? The more intriguing the ‘set-up’ and the bigger surprise the answer is, the better the haiku seems to work….”

winter garden
colorless and ugly –
spring flowers
© Chèvrefeuille

A fallen blossom
Returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly
© Moritake

My attempt:

a returning soul
meanders through concert crowd –
a lone butterfly



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