Haiku Carpe Diem #141, Kiji (Pheasant)

This Carpe Diem entry is for the Haiku prompt Kiji (Pheasant).

My trio today looks at the pheasant as a creature of mythology from Japan to the schoolyard.

Amaterasu_Emerges3Image Credits and mythology

sends the pheasant to herald
the day’s rising sun

pheasantImage Credits

As summer fields burn
The pheasant takes to the skies
phoenix from ashes?

4531_194039bbbbImage Credits

pheasant plucker’s son
giggling in the schoolyard –
tongues tied and tested

I often wondered why the pheasant plucker had gone and left his son…one could only assume that he just didn’t give a pluck.


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.
This entry was posted in Carpe Diem, Haiku and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #141, Kiji (Pheasant)

  1. kz says:

    eww that last photo lol ^^ really love the first haiku but the second one blew me away.. really great


  2. Green Speck says:

    Intriguing stories you weaved here 🙂


  3. Gracy says:

    Wonderful set of haiku 🙂 The first two are awesome!


  4. aloha JRB – i like the premise/idea/thinking behind your comparison between the pheasant and phoenix. that’s a cool take hooked together with the burning field. cool.


  5. siggiofmaine says:

    Excellent set…I was drawn to the third one and before I started typing this reply already quoted the last line to a guest. Love it. I do agree that the pheasant/phoenix is awesome.


  6. the first one was my favorite!


  7. Beautiful set of haiku as always, JRB. The second one – a true gem with so strong imagery!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s