Haiku: Carpe Diem Special #29, Onitsura’s ‘voice of the pine-tree’

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Onitsura’s ‘voice of the pine-tree’.

suzukaze ya koku ni michite matsu no koe

the cool breeze
fills the empty vault of heaven
with the voice of the pine-tree

© Onitsura (1660-1738)

The Woolemi Pine is known to be at least 200 million years old. Thought extinct, they were found living a few miles from Sydney. If Onitsura had known this, might his words be different?

P.S. He might have needed to know The Rolling Stones too…

BGLT031207WollemiPineImage Credits

the wollemi pine
before heaven filled a void
your song rode the breeze

your song rode the breeze
200 million years
like a rolling stone

like a rolling stone
evolution’s tumbling dice
wild horse, red rooster

wild horse, red rooster
no need for gods and devils
the wollemi pine

I’m not too sure how the Rolling Stones came into this cascade this Easter weekend. I’m pleased that they did, for they have no sympathy for devils either. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear how you’re all enjoying your holiday weekends?

Smiles, love and laughter.

© John Belchamber 2013

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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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15 Responses to Haiku: Carpe Diem Special #29, Onitsura’s ‘voice of the pine-tree’

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I am enchanted by the line “before heaven filled a void.” In fact, I am enchanted by this entire lilting tribute to the wollemi pine. Lovely song!

    Beneath the Pine Tree

  2. Gracy says:

    I’m left speechless with your stunning lines. Wow! Awesome!

  3. JazzBumpa says:

    Yes, very well done.
    We’ll have 4 generations at my house tomorrow.

    Cheers!
    JzB

  4. not sure either how the Rolling Stone got into this, but I love the first 3 lines

  5. The first haiku is truly amazing. and Rolling stones came in there a while, and they fit very well.

  6. “your song rode the breeze” is an enchanting line. I hope the singing never stops.

    Seductive Pine

  7. Maggie says:

    I too love the first one. A haiku to treasure.

  8. aloha JRB – i like the image you create in the first ku—pine song riding the breeze. a very cool image. aloha.

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