Morning haiku and Waka – February 7, 2015

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Archduke’s old pond
turtle’s pink and blue paths
water lilies


reflecting night skies
fields atwinkle with fireflies
young lovers embrace

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post is written for two prompts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (I’m still trying to catch up!!!) Water Lilies:

Water Lilies - Claude Monet

Claude Monet

and Starry Night:

Vincent Van Gogh

The prompts written to accompany these two wonderful paintings can be found HERE (Water Lilies) and HERE (Starry Night) apart from the explanation of what one must do, and some lovely haiku examples,  there is also a very interesting piece about the life of Van Gogh ..well worth stopping to read it!

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