Carpe Diem Special #11, Buson – fruitless blossoms

Today’s Carpe Diem prompt was this haiku by Buson:

fruitless blossoms
are beaten by the rain
in the melon fields

This made me think of September rains falling on grapevines and ruining a harvest:

Rain on Grapevine
Image Credits

September rains fall
I heard it on the grapevine
No wine from the vine

 A tip of the hat to Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong and Marvin Gaye.

 

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Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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8 Responses to Carpe Diem Special #11, Buson – fruitless blossoms

  1. siggiofmaine says:

    I was thinking of Prez Prado, Cherry Pink/Apple blossom white (saw him in Japan…. a whole different story for another day) …
    “.I heard it on the grapevine
    No wine from the vine” Sublime lines. Love them.

  2. becca givens says:

    Made me smile — late in the evening!! 🙂 Thank you for it!!
    Fruitless Blossoms

  3. A little levity here to begin my day! 🙂

    Beaten by the Rain

  4. Great take on the Special. What a sad idea by the way … grapes ruinend by rain … no wine.

  5. Untimely rain
    ah! a terrible mess
    the glass is empty.

    hahaha a haiku comment for your haiku.
    http://unshakenthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/fruitless-blossom-haiku/

  6. Lolly says:

    I love it when humor arrives. Sweet!

  7. brudberg says:

    I love the play with words, bringing humor as well as music references into haiku.

  8. yerpirate says:

    Fun but definitely a thought behind.

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