Utabukuro – Rain – July 10, 2015

When I write haiku, I try to write about what’s happening around me, even if I’m writing for a prompt … that’s not always easy of course.

One of the subjects that I’ve written extensively about is rain.  Last year we had a very very rainy summer so of course it was easy to write about rain!  The haiku I’m going to show you though came from a period when I wasn’t yet writing for CDHK. In 2013 I wrote a haiku a day (more or less) beginning around March – most of them are now private)  inspiring myself from the world around me .. and lo!  I discovered that I’d written quite a few about rain – often using the rain as a metaphor for what I was feeling at the time – so using the rain to express sadness.

July 5, 2013

from hard night’s rain
dawn watery puddled clouds
serene illusions

April 28, 2013

yesterday’s sadness
tear drops in the rain
carefully hidden

July 13, 2103

muddy yellow sky
like dried-up African clay
contemplating rain

July 25, 2013

sunset and golden sky
glowing rays rain from the clouds
mountains wet with sun

October 1,2013

puzzle swirling change
inside a vision of life
outside falling rain

But perhaps my favourite of all my rain haiku it the following – based on one of my first photographs for this blog:

Rain Lights

Rain Lights

sunshine rain fall
crystals drop before my eyes
noon-tide fairy lights

( originally – for I’ve since edited this haiku:

July 22, 2013

rain falls in sunshine
crystal drops eye’s delight
fairy lights at noon)


Haiku for July eighth’s rain:

kettledrum concert
booming in the mountains
then silent rain drops

standing in the rain
ah – this wilted flower sighs
with each cooling drop

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for: Carpe Diem Utabukuro #4 tears falling

Utabukuro #2 theme: summertime – June 24, 2015

perfume greets me
awakening up this morning
jasmine  blooming

© G.s.k. ‘15

Edited version of haiku posted on May 20, 2013

little bird

little bird singing:
did you think the antenna
would broadcast your song?

© G.s.k. ‘15

Posted on May 15, 2013


moonlit nights
cool breeze whispers
Riva refreshed

summer storm
late night shivering
pull out the duvet

moonlit concert
melodies vibrate
through the evening

evening on the terrace
friends enjoying pizzas
mosquitoes dine

© G.s.k. ‘15

Posted on June 17, 2014

Carpe Diem Utabukuro #2 theme: summertime

“Last Saturday I started a new feature here at our Haiku Kai. In this new feature you have no prompts or something it’s just for sharing your favorite haiku or tanka with us all here at our Haiku Kai and put them into the “poem bag” or Utabukuro.

For this episode however I have a theme. That theme has to be found in the shared haiku or tanka and this week I love to ask you to share your favorite haiku or tanka about “summertime”. This favorite haiku can be from a modern haiku poet or a classical haiku poet.
As you have found your favorite haiku or tanka than please tell us why you have chosen that specific haiku or tanka and then write an all new haiku or tanka inspired on the haiku or tanka of your choice.”