Morning Haiku and Waka (Metaphor) – October 24, 2015

lamp haiga

unlit lamp
illuminating nothing
sways in the sunshine

the tea-cup falls on the floor
autumn storms

a lone finch
singing on the roof tops
solo no renga

moon at the window
fills the room with ghostly light
echoing regrets

the kitten pounces
her bushy tail twitching
a single feather

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #15 Metaphor

A classical examples of haiku metaphor by Basho:

on a bare branch
a crow lands
autumn dusk

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

a closer look:

kare eda ni karasu no tomarikeri aki no kure

on a bare branch
a crow has stopped
autumn dusk

© Basho (Tr. Stephen Wolfe)

Our host Chèvrefeuille’s examples:

black on white
a flight of crows settles down
in an autumn field

© Chèvrefeuille

tired of spinning
the cat takes time for itself
and washes his face

© Chèvrefeuille

fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
living my dream

© Chèvrefeuille