Morning Haiku and Waka – double entendre avec musique – December 9, 2015


fowl improvisations
on an evening walk

playing Chopin
adagio through crescendo
entr’acte duet
this warm summer afternoon
our fugue into fantaisie

© G.s.k. ‘15



Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #22 double entendre (double meaning)

In today’s post on writing techniques we explored double meanings which is one of the techniques I love the most … above I play with musical terms … and not only.


Carpe Diem #357, A Red Sun Sets


meditating morn
each rock is a teacher
as life continues

walking along my path
contemplating rain and stones
clouds shrouding soul

gentle song at dawn
reflecting upon the way
the pond is moonless

Carpe Diem: Hail the King

This is Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s last prompt from the 4 part musical short story composed and played by Adrian von Ziegler:


the brave king returns
peace and serenity ours
his majesty reigns

his majesty reigns
united in his warm love
peace is his proud name

I would like to thank Kristjaan Panneman for these wonderful prompts and the great introduction of Adrian von Ziegler to my life.

Carpe Diem Haiku: Kanpai prompt


taiko and flute
blessing this cold day with warmth
rhythmic tapping smile
drummer and flutist
on my iPod make me skip
warming winter sun

This was born from an inspiring piece of music that Chevrefeuille introduced this morning on his post Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

I noticed of course that in the prompt Chevrefeuille wrote two haiku for the music, so I too did the same…but I put them together and so it’s now a Sedoka 🙂  I’ve often seen Carpe Diem Haiku Kai over the weeks and have been inspired by the prompts which are very imaginative and stimulating.  If you want to try your hand at haiku…and more perhaps, I think that you might enjoy this blog too.  Have a look.

Happy Sunday!  Bastet.