Carpe Diem Utabukuro #5 Origami frog

“…choose a favorite haiku or tanka and share your feelings with us, the only thing needed is that you have to write an all new haiku or tanka inspired on the poems you have shared…”

This was my chosen haiku by Richard Wright.

“Coming from the woods

A bull has a sprig of lilac

Dangling from a horn.”
(Richard Wright)

The image of a bull rounding the corner with a sprig of lilac dangling from its horn is comical.

This evoked a memory, inspiring this:

Snail in lilac shell

Creeps on back of yellow chair

Survived paint party


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Carpe Diem #779 Seika (Midsummer)

sound of crashing waves
is background music



For inspiration these were written by our host:

ankle chimes
listen to the movement
of the young dancer

a ballerina
dances through the streets
sound of chimes

sound of chimes
through the midsummer night
fading away
© Chèvrefeuille

These were written by © Kobayashi Issa

with seika (midsummer) as kigo:

uguisu ni doyô yasumi wa nakari keri

for the nightingale
there’s no break…
midsummer heat

asagao no hana kara doyô iri ni keri

from the morning-glory’s
midsummer begins

mizugire no hondôri nari doyô nari

the main road
dry from drought…
kozue kara doyô ni irishi tsuki yo kana

from the treetop
gliding into midsummer…
bright moon

Writen in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt :Midsummer

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