Carpe Diem #61, Plovers, Sandpipers (Chidori)

Lapwing SwoopsImage Credits

Winter kigo on Carpe Diem prompt is sandpiper or plover, chidori. The Australian Plover is renowned for terrorising those who wander into it’s grassy territory at this time of year. It’s haunting cry, heralding attack by day or night…

Strolls through green meadow
Screeched warnings be aware
Lapwing’s domain there

~ | ~

Lapwing’s domain there
Haunted cry brings feathered hair
Eggs site meant repel

~ | ~

Eggs site meant repel
Fluttering wings, beating heart
Lapwing owned me


About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of and other bits and other bobs.
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7 Responses to Carpe Diem #61, Plovers, Sandpipers (Chidori)

  1. Awesome cascading haiku … a short story in so less words. Nice take on our prompt ‘plover’. Thank you for sharing your haiku here.


    • jrbsays says:

      Thank you for the kind comments.
      I used Lapwing as I liked the way lap wing went with the image.. These birds are called Plovers here in Brisbane, but I believe they are also known as Lapwings.


  2. moondustwriter says:

    and also a Plover lesson. Not familiar with that bird. You do menacing well


  3. brudberg says:

    Totally different picture of plovers. I think there are a larger relative here, that can be a menace. Very nice


    • jrbsays says:

      Thanks Bjorn. The cascading idea flowed from your posts in November…somehow three lines wasn’t enough for me to complete the story, but I was surprised that 9 was too 🙂


  4. What could be better than to be owned by a bird? (She could teach you a thing or two!)



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