last performance (haiga)

Our host, Chèvrefeuille says,  “Haiku is the poetry of nature and nature is always in motion. Seasons come and go, the moon changes every 28 days and so on, the only thing which is steady and without clear motion is our sun, that big star of our Milky Way around which the planets are rotating.”

Here is an example of what I call an “undou” haiku:

old pond
frog jumps in
sound of water

© Basho (1644-1694) (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)”


apple blossom falls
scattered by the late spring breeze
apple blossom falls

© Chèvrefeuille




sunset at Port Burwell


gulls bow in reverence
day’s end performance
clapping of the waves


sundown’s last act (haiku)

At Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #49 at the seashore (Vision Quest reprise) we are to write a series of haiku interrelated and the three prompts are:

Waves —  seagulls —  sundown

 Having written a few posts in the past few days about the beaches of Maine, I found this easy to put myself back in time to moments like this.

© Clr '15
© Clr ’15

mere gourmands
sift through catch of the day
against the waves

seagulls hustle
before high tide
wipe out

sated at last
mooning over royal sky,
sundown’s rest

© Tournesol ’15