kingyo (goldfish) – July 17, 2015

September garden
goldfish circle near Buddha
my father’s pond

© G.s.k. ‘15

watching the goldfish
swimming in their pond
he feels so close

© G.s.k. ‘15


For:   Carpe Diem #777 kingyo (goldfish)


     hikkoshi no tabi ni ookiku naru kingyo

     every time we move
the goldfish

     grows bigger 

     Hoshino Tsunehiko


     samidare ni kingyo ginyo no kigen kana

     in Fifth Month rain –
feeling like silver
or goldfish


     along the canal
gazing at the mirror-like water
my first catch

     my first catch
the line almost breaks
a gold carp

     a gold carp
hooked at my fishing line –
mouth watering

     Chevrefeuille (2013)

 koi san mo     koi wazurai aru ka      yoru atsushi

     can a carp
get love-sick?
hot summer night

     Gabi Greve (2007)

(his haiku is chock-full of word play – as “koi” can be “koi, the carp 鯉”or “koi, the love 恋”. )

 an orange flash
and then – only green –
was that a koi?


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