Morning Haiku and Waka – January 31, 2015

enjoying a quiet supper

enjoying a quiet supper

near the thickets
the servant dreams of home
first spring blossoms

holidays over
the servant’s time to rest
in Sluderno

the apprentice
leaves his master’s house
winter holiday


guest finally leaves
lady of the house sits back
well-earned holiday


Modern Woman in Italy – Choka

she’s no servant
she cleans and shops and cooks
without a holiday
she goes to her daily job
returns home
then she cleans and irons
bathes the children
as her husband relaxes
watching the news

she’s no servant
she’s a modern housewife
she now works outside the home
without shirking her duties

© G.s.k. ‘15

Liberally inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s Daily prompt – Servant’s Day.

yabu-iri no waza to kureshi ya kusa no tsuki

Ending the Servant’s Holiday
on purpose …
sliver moon

© Issa

yabu- iri ya mamori- bukuro o wasure kusa

Apprentice’s holiday:
a good-luck amulet
forgotten in the grass

© Buson

farewell cherry blossoms,
the servants have abandoned me,
will you bloom again?

© Chèvrefeuille