Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #22 double entendre (double meaning)

flower bows and sways
honeybee hangs on for the ride
lost in the rhythm
of the wind



Double Entendres defined: (yep, I looked it up) :-
a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
synonyms:ambiguity, double meaning, innuendo,play on words

…And I found the word I was looking for –

As with all poetry I think, it is what it is to the reader.

Inspired by:

An example by Jane Reichhold:

touching each other
at the river

And this written by our host-

“….Maybe you can remember the haiku in which Basho refers to a certain part of the male body as he wrote about “morningglory”, that haiku is an example of this HWT “double entendre”:

ought one laugh or cry
when my Morning Glory
withers up

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)…”

For Carpe Diem Haiku


his first months of life were spent in a shoe box

in the top dresser drawer wrapped in

a very warm blanket

poor folks incubator

fed with a dropper the midwife offered

very little chance for survival

his momma named him


from a fragile start

he weathered the storms of life

grew into an oak



For RonovanWrites

A Freku

A combination of a freeverse poem summed up by a haiku