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…

Brooklyn_Museum_-_Bonito_Fishing_on_Choshi_Bay_(Province_of)_Shimosa_-_Shotei_Hokujiu

 

through wild white horses
the oarsmen chant your name –
hatsugatsuo

800px-Fritz_Melbye_Japanese_painting

tuna whistle by
fishermen seeking refuge
from mountainous sea

463px-Pecheur_rocher_Surimono
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

    Cheers!
    JzB

  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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