Haiku Carpe Diem #146, Tsubame (swallow)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Tsubame (swallow).

One Haiku does not a summer make, but two on a theme and one of a sailor spring to my mind…

800px-Mangrove_SwallowImage Credits

a single swallow
singing of summer’s return
no one believes him

~ | ~

how many swallows
to maketh a summer –
count them if you can

~ | ~

mark of love
Tar’s swallow tattoo
now a flock

Oh those flighty sailors. I wonder if a ship full of swallow tattooed Tars makes a summer? Whilst I ponder that, do please leave me your thoughts.

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013


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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19 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #146, Tsubame (swallow)

  1. kz says:

    poor swallow… but he’ll get the last laugh — or chirp. 🙂


  2. As KZ said “poor swallow”, trying to tell us by his own that Summer is coming. Very nice set JRB, brought a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing.


  3. jrb great take! I felt a little melancholy and doubt of spring in the first one.


  4. malinymohan says:

    To have no one believe you is indeed sad . loved your take ! 🙂


  5. No one? Absolutely no one? Or is it just you who disbelieve, you skeptic, you! 🙂

    Swallows Haiku


  6. WabiSabi says:

    It’s tough to be the only one with an opinion! Poor swallow, they’ll soon see he was right! Lovely to visit you , as always. You lift my heart no matter what ! Thank you 🙂


  7. had a little trouble swallowing the bird tattoos on those seasoned tars…thought they’d choose anchors or girlfriend’s names!


  8. A swallow chirping of summer is just a littly liar…. 🙂 but after a while summer still comes.


  9. JazzBumpa says:

    what are tars dreaming
    with tattoos in summer
    of swallows



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