Morning Haiku and Waka – January 13, 2015

with the children
playing with memory cards
happy laughter

players match their memory
on New Year’s eve


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