Haiku: Carpe Diem #153, Haru ta (Spring paddy fields)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Haru ta (Spring paddy fields).

I love this photo of paddy fields taken in May 2009 on the East China Sea coast of Genkai-cho, Saga Prefecture.



Image Credits

east china seas –
Japan’s fertile paddy fields
awaiting spring tide

~ | ~

empty terraces
like medieval ramparts
keeping sea at bay

~ | ~

sushi rice waiting
whilst young tuna are playing
in the nori fields

Whilst I’ve only just had breakfast, today’s lunch is decided on methinks. Before you hop on the Sushi Train, do please leave a comment on my platform 😉

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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28 Responses to Haiku: Carpe Diem #153, Haru ta (Spring paddy fields)

  1. after enlarging the image, I can see the medieval walls… agricultural terracing has always fascinated me….


  2. kz says:

    oh no! your last haiku made me hungry! i so loved that second one


  3. Really like your first two and extraordinary photo. “medieval ramparts keeping sea at bay” Beautiful words and lovely juxtaposition of words. Hope I used the “j” word correctly…how sea and bay are used together.


  4. yepiratehere says:

    Yes, I very much like the second, beautiful


  5. Cathy Tenzo says:

    I love the line about the tuna playing in the nori fields. Quite delightful image.


  6. artmusedog says:

    Each haiku has a special essence and love your humor ~ delightful ~ Enjoy ^_^


  7. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    You had lunch on your mind while writing!


  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Or perhaps you wrote yourself into lunch!


  9. Terraces as ramparts is a powerful image.

    Waiting for Wheat Seed


  10. Each are excellent I love the empty terraces like medieval ramparts (great visual)
    I’ve never seen a paddy field before – terraced and filled with life


  11. kaykuala says:

    Realistically a Japanese fare jrb! Great pic image!



  12. Nori fields. Love that.


  13. beautiful set, jrb!


  14. Gracy says:

    Beautiful imagery in all three. And the last one- sushi rice, nori fields I loved it!


  15. siggiofmaine says:

    Lovely set…my favorite…the one that gave me the smile and chuckle I needed:
    sushi rice waiting
    whilst young tuna are playing
    in the nori fields


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