One line haiku – August 22, 2015

the olive grove under the castle hides young lover’s kisses

the lute and drum plays we sit gazing at the stars  … late summer evening

around the camp fire minstrels sing of daring deeds and knights  – ladies titter

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written on August 19 for:

Carpe Diem Special #162, Lolly’s fourth haiku, a one line haiku 

wind though the gaps in the cabin walls … an eagle’s cry

© Laura Williams (a.k.a. Lolly)

Our host says:

As you all maybe know, haiku was mostly written in one line, mostly vertical, and in the Western world this phenomenon occurs too. There are wonderful haiku written in “one line”, for example this “one-bun”  written by Jim Kacian:

dark space the red shift of my mind

© Jim Kacian

fly like an eagle as free as a bird in the sky living my dream

© Chèvrefeuille

natsu no nami (summer waves) – July 9, 2015

lake waves

lake waves

breathless escape
enjoying cool wind and waves
on lake Garda

© G.s.k. ‘15


the heat finally became unbearable, it was impossible to sit at the computer, even in the morning, as it was far too hot,  leaving no alternative but to seek the coolness of the lake …

thunderous mountains – breathless heat in the city – an escape to the lake

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem #771 natsu no nami (summer waves)

Hikage (shade, shadow) – July 7, 2015

blazing summer sun
even birds seek the shadows
as flowers wilt

laying in the shade
cicadas sing their serenades
a single drop of rain

the hammock swings
under the persimmon tree
welcome shade


an unwieldy  hammock from Trentino to Padua wasn’t easy … but my son’s pleasure on receiving it made it all worthwhile.

reading in the shade – under the persimmon –  each hot afternoon

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for:

Carpe Diem #770 Hikage (shade, shadow)

Where you may also enjoy a lovely “chained” haiku written by our Chèvrefeuille!

Niji (Rainbow) – July 7, 2015

Field and Bubble

world of bubbles
floating in the green field
dancing rainbows

through drops of rain
rainbow glistening windows
a summer shower

rain in sunshine
a bridge of vibrant colours
summer rainbow

© G.s.k. ‘15

Summer Rainbows,

just tiny bits of light caught in the water as rain falls through the sunshine.

summer reflections  – rainy sunny afternoon –  rainbow

© G.s.k. ‘15

For the full post and two very beautiful haiku written by Issa please click on the link below:

Carpe Diem #769 Niji (rainbow)

One-bun invented by Jim Kacian sounds like a bakery order so I’m suggesting we call this extreme form of haibun an ichibun … what do you say 😉 ?

Full Moon – July 3, 2015



she awoke
reflecting on the water
the full moon smiled
enchanting her lovers
both  – young and old

© G.s.k. ‘15

Last night

sitting on the stone shoals jutting into Riva’s harbour we watched the full moon rise … along with a group of young people, in silent awe.

each ray of light behind the mountain – illuminating

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written For:

Carpe Diem Extra #21 July-2015

One-Bun – Travelling by train – July 1, 2015


Travelling by train

I discover that each station has its own special quality and personality – but people’s faces seem all the same …

[concentrated] anxiously awaiting mulling voyagers

© G.s.k. ‘15


Tokubetsudesu #50 one-bun

The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just one line of prose (including the title) and a (one-line) haiku invented by Jim Kacian. I will give examples of this one-bun written by Jim Kacian.

The light

of the most distant stars, which describes for us the size and age of the universe, won’t reach us for aeons, leaving us to imagine …

dark space the red shift of my mind

© Jim Kacian

The second week

traveling by myself I cross the continental divide, and everything that once ran in one way now runs in another, down and down

on the surface of dark water my face

© Jim Kacian

And our host has written a one-bun also:


shares its sweet perfume as this summer day runs to an end, while I enjoy the coolness and the warmth of her naked body next to mine …

hot summer day the sweet scent of Honeysuckle and the one I love

© Chèvrefeuille