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)…”

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