Morning Haiku and Waka – Impressions – February 1, 2015

hot autumn wind
pink sun setting on the fields
a warbling finch

harvest over
fields of empty straw huts
old scarecrow is gone

last cicada song
swallows and ducks leaving
autumn sunset

smell the cut hay
in this hot fall afternoon
winter thoughts

© G.s.k. ‘15

Last week we read on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – that a haiku is more like an impression in the sense of the Impressionistic Movement during the 1870s and 1880s.  This month we will be practising and hopefully making this a part of our haiku “nature” … I personally love Impressionism and Post-Impressionism very much … and I do so agree that a haiku is not a snapshot of a situation … there’s no A-HA .. in a snapshot (usually) but it’s an impression!

Here is a haiku written by our host:

in the faint light
of the departing sun –
a sedge warbler sings

© Chèvrefeuille

11 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Impressions – February 1, 2015

    • Thanks dear .. I’m fairly isolated again, just got the notifications page to open after about an hour … could put up two photo Challenge posts … but couldn’t read the drop down notifications still …and my e-mail page won’t open mail. Sigh. Maybe once the computer “warms” up I’ll be able to do something more.

      Happy you enjoyed the post. When last I looked there were very few comers … then this morning I saw there’d been oodles of people passing by to have a look see! It is such a lovely prompt and thank heavens nothing to do with Japanese New Year!

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      • Oh wow. More WP script errors. 😦 I’m so sorry.

        But yes … I too am VERY glad to leave the New Year behind. I learned a whole heck of a lot, that’s for sure — but it was difficult to write about. o.O

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  1. I enjoyed these – somehow though I can’t help thinking the lines ‘last cicada song’ and ‘winter thoughts’ belong in the same haiku – maybe because that is very much how it feels over here today – the cicadas have stopped chirping, its overcast and the touch of autumn is verging on wintery.


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