Haiku For Carpe Diem #214, Hatsugatsuo (first Bonito)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Hatsugatsuo (first Bonito)

My first two today were written for the images, whilst the last image caught the Haiku…



through wild white horses
the oarsmen chant your name –


tuna whistle by
fishermen seeking refuge
from mountainous sea

haiku about fish
captured by the haijin’s line
bonito basho

Don’t worry, I hear the Bonito only needed one Basho at the end of the line.

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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10 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #214, Hatsugatsuo (first Bonito)

  1. howanxious says:

    Oh! They are amazing! 🙂


  2. JazzBumpa says:

    great imagery
    and that’s no fish tale



  3. Charming, all of them! But I like the chanting of the oarsmen best of all. Superb!


  4. WabiSabi says:

    I, too, was captivated by the chanting oarsmen! And your third one is a fun play on words for all the would-be Basho’s in blogland! Fluking with my Father


  5. Maggie Grace says:

    Your haiku never disappoints. Somewhat awed by the oarsmen and giggled at last one. Love the art you found.


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