Morning Haiku and Waka – January 13, 2015

with the children
playing with memory cards
happy laughter

concentration
players match their memory
on New Year’s eve

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dancing ’round the town
in bright red silken robes
lion dancers

dragons or lions
dancers greet the new year
in the orient

G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai # 646 and #647:

A haiku by our host for Uta Garuta (prompt #646):

Uta Garuta contest
tears are falling continuously
she has blacked out

© Chèvrefeuille

and two haiku about the “Lion Dance” (prompt #647) by Issa:

kamashishi ga ago de harainu kado no matsu

the lion dancer
takes a purifying bite –
pine decorations at the gate

© Issa

kado-jishi ya shishi ga kuchi kara ume no hana

lion dancers visit —
from the lion’s mouth
plum blossoms

© Issa