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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #37, Kyoshi Takahama's 'the night of Spring'

Inspirational haiku

the night of Spring -
an elbow-pillow
on the desk

I must admit to being utterly baffled by this

Kristjaan's is much more accessible

last moon of Spring
leaning on the windowsill
watching her beauty

My attempts

~ 1 ~

as spring time ends
there is one more chance
for a late frost

~ 2 ~
after the full moon
it's safe for us to plant
delicate crops

~ 3 ~

the night of spring
its darkness gives way to
the dawn of summer


Carpe Diem Special #37


  1. They're all pretty, but #3 is exceptional.

  2. What a wonderful triplet of haiku JzB and you make me blush with the nice words which you share here about my haiku which I wrote inspired on the one by Kyoshi Takahama.

  3. No 3 three excellent JzB!

  4. You shouldn't have told us you were baffled, it doesn't show at all! (I was baffled too) The third one suggests that one goes to bed in spring and wakes up to summer! I like that idea!

  5. i love how in the last haiku you emphasized how the dark gives way to a more beautiful light and that first haiku, i loved the idea of seizing the day

  6. I love the third as well...wonderful!


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