Haiku Carpe Diem Special #19, Shiki’s Evening Sun

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt is a special comprising of two haiku by Masaoka Shiki..

the evening sun
filters through the undergrowth
onto the hanging bed


the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping

The first haiku made me recall a recent day’s sailing on Moreton Bay when I took this photo…


Through starboard rigging
Evening sun on Moreton Bay
Setting course for home

The second of Shiki’s Haiku made me think of the ongoing battle to irradiate the pesky Cane Toad

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After summer storm
Cane Toad hunters’ bag
Carrion luggage


About jrbsays

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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7 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem Special #19, Shiki’s Evening Sun

  1. What a nice surprise JRB … you’ve used both haiku by Shiki for your inspiration. Awesome …


  2. Peripatetic Eric says:

    Like the play on words in the second and the feeling of a setting sun on water in the first.


  3. I love the Moreton Bay one – setting course for home even in such a beautiful sunset sounds really nice. 🙂


  4. WabiSabi says:

    Few things are more perfect than setting a course for home at sunset after a breezy day of sailing! You caught it perfectly in photo and haiku. Thank you!


  5. 4joy says:

    the first was a dream….and I have read and seen a lot about that invasive toad…’carrion luggage’ – great line…


  6. Here it’s usually to late to set for home in sunset, because the wind dies. But I love the imagery 🙂


  7. yerpirate says:

    The ‘homeward bound’ image in the first haiku is really strong. 2nd has humour for me here, in the snow!


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