Haiku: Carpe Diem #232, Semi (Cicada)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Semi (Cicada)

767px-Cicada-shell-ttu-tn1Image by Brian Stansberry

hanging from a tree
echoes of a balmy night
singing your skin off


17 years underground
your life’s so trilling


your sound fills the air
crunch, crunch, crunch

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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7 Responses to Haiku: Carpe Diem #232, Semi (Cicada)

  1. kaykuala says:

    Amazing it can be a palatable dish to some! Nicely JRB!



  2. An assortment of cicadas, Nicely done 🙂


  3. Jessica Slavin says:

    yes! and i love “singing your skin off”
    at first I was trying to write on this walk i took with my older son when he was much younger, and there were cicada skins stuck to the trees all along the way, and he so enjoyed just, knocking them off. 🙂 I sort of enjoyed it as well, because i really, really hate that escalating whine they do in the dog days of summer when i have had just about enough


  4. 4joy says:

    usually heard but not seen, I am freaked by the cicada’s red eyes….I have seen Andrew Zimmern eat these crunchy morsels…bizarre foods, to Westerners….


  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Have you nibbled them? Are they tasty?



  6. Maggie Grace says:

    ew…lol. i can’t i can’t i can’t.


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