Saturday, January 14, 2012

Haiku Heights, prompt "gem"

Did you have a good week? I hope so. I had a busy day at work and with writing essays for Wonder Haiku Worlds about haiku written by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) a haikumaster. I also started a new weblog about Matsuo Basho on which I publish the same essays. Every essay tells something about a haiku by Basho and in every episode I write (or try to write) a new haiku in the Spirit of Basho.
Well ... back to this weeks Haiku Heights prompt "gem". Gem or the synonyms jewel, treasure or pearl. Again a challenge to write some new haiku with this prompt, but ... I have to try of course.

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

a gem stone
found among the goods
of grandma

in the moonlit night
walking on the seashore
necklace of pearls

it's my treasure
grandma's necklace of pearls
the jewelry box

the shining stars
of the Milky Way
looking like pearls

inbetween leaves
the twinkling of raindrops
nature's treasure

Well .... I think this was a nice prompt. Hope you did like my haiku :)

'till next week

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Gooseberry Garden Poetry Picnic "children"

The Gooseberry Garden's Poetry Picnic

For The Gooseberry Garden a few haiku about children and their actions. It wasn't easy, but I have search my data base of haiku and found some nice haiku with children as theme (or their actions). There could be a haiku you have read earlier on this weblog, but also new ones:

on the beach
next to the prints of the little boy
an empty shell

peacock throne

my granddaughter
wedged between the cushions
on the peacock throne

a peacock throne is a large chair with a large fan-like back

the little child sobs
'I want to cross it!' -
the rainbow bridge

on bare feet
a street urchin plays
in the snow

the pouring rain
young boys playing on the beach
soaking wet

an abandoned shell
cracks under the foot of a child -
cicadas singing

little birdie, little birdie!
the little child screams
on the golf course

look daddy!
the little child yelled
the full moon

And a last one, about questions of children.

cochlea (or snail house)

empty cochlea
hidden under fallen leaves
'where lives that snail?'

Well I think this has to be it. Children, love them, they are so pure and honest.


Until the next Poetry Picnic.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Join the fun!

Again a week has flown away, surely this new year ... time flies :). This weeks prompt of the Sensational Haiku Wednesday is brilliance. I will see if I can write a haiku with this prompt.

days of brilliance
the cherry trees in full bloom
in my old backyard

my first classical
Basho's haibun Narrow Road
what a brilliance

honeysuckle -
the queen of  mansion's garden
Ah! which brilliance

Until the next week,


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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Single Impression prompt 202 "invincible"

One Single Impression
For One Single Impression I have written the next haiku on the prompt "invincible". Not an easy to do haiku I thought, but I have succeeded.

the song of the Nightingale
makes my day

in the cobweb
the little spider is waiting
he's invincible

a lonely flower
stands strong in the autumn storm

I loved doing this one on the prompt "invincible"


Sunday, January 8, 2012

HAIKU HEIGHT's prompt 101 "page"

Mm a tough one this weeks prompt "page". How do I write a haiku with this prompt? I don't no yet ... but I have to try of course or else my name wouldn't be Chèvrefeuille :).

on the way home
I read several pages
of Basho's haiku

pageboy renaissance

the pageboy
a young chrysanthemum
for his master

Well ... I don't know, but I think ...