Bzzzzz #haiku

Bee

a mark on the world

flower offers a yellow kiss

spring’s exclamation

Here’s one for the bees (who people so often run away from). These little creatures diligently keep our world alive.

Our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has once again offered a wonderful prompt.
bee by aussiegall

Winter’s Rest #haiku #art #photography

abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home

© Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

monarch on hand

feverish color

Butterfly shares refreshment

warm hand

I’m challenged to provide a juxtaposition in the text which I am not sure I have done, but I tried to create a symbiosis in the verse and art.

This wonderful Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt inspired by Kristjaan and Sogi (and the butterfly)

Rice Cakes #haiku #Newyear

Kagamimochi is a special traditional Japanese decoration for the New Year, usually displayed inside the house in the kamidana, for Toshigami, the god of the new year, to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.
Kagamimochi is made from two rice cakes (mochi) of different sizes, the smaller placed over the larger one, and a daidai, a Japanese type of bitter orange placed on top. In some versions, the mochi are placed on a konbu sheet, a symbol of pleasure and joy.

 small joy

big celebration

toasting with rice cakes

 

The current prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Rice Cakes 

Spring’s Shadow #haiku

nukarumi ni tsue tsuppatte hatsuhi kana

planting my (walking) stick
in the mud: the rise of
the first sun
© Issa

fall bw

rabbit eats grass

her form in the cold forest

spring’s shadow waves

I saw leaves and twigs wave in the wind today that reminded me of the rabbit as she munches in the spring.

The Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt First Sun or Hatsuhi