Haiku For Carpe Diem #224, Shoobu (Japanese Iris)

Our Carpe Diem Haiku prompt for today is Shoobu (Japanese Iris)

Today I’ve my Haiku come from thoughts arising from the image below…

Japanese Iris by Naomi Ibuki


Image: Naomi Ibuki

japanese princess
straining to fly free from the
green samurai’s sword

~ | ~

iris pink and purple
colours of the rainbow, in
rose coloured glasses

~ | ~

a field of iris
like nuns in coloured cornetts
giving praise en masse

I leave you with an image of swaying nuns in a hill top field and the suggestion that ‘the hills are alive, with the sound of music‘ 😉

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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18 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #224, Shoobu (Japanese Iris)

  1. Excellent Haiku phrases.

    You are one of a kind writer. 🙂


  2. Maggie Grace says:

    Adore the last one…not only beautiful but reminiscent of The Flying Nun. You had that in Oz? All three beautiful…lots of samurai and royalty in the research. Japanese princess 🙂


  3. aww, love the nuns in the cornetts. Made me smile after a long day. Thank you!


  4. WabiSabi says:

    Love the nuns! And the haiku!Iris


  5. kaykuala says:

    Lovely take, jrb! Japanese culture in very light mood! Brilliant!



  6. Oh, I love them all. Very well crafted 🙂


  7. Awesome trio of haiku JRB.


  8. becca givens says:

    Alluring trio – I am stumped for a favorite between the first and the last!! 😀


  9. The nuns in cornetts arec excellent


  10. Superb the last one… with nuns swaying and hills singing!


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