Haiku For Carpe Diem Special #54, Kikaku’s “The beggar!

Haiku For Carpe Diem Special #54, Kikaku’s “The Beggar!

kojiki kana tenchi wo kitaru natsugoromo

the beggar!
he has Heaven and Earth
for his summer clothes

The aim is to create a haiku in same tone, sense and spirit as this one by Kikaku. My response is:

the bugger!
I’ve searched heaven and earth, but
he’s stolen my clothes

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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16 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem Special #54, Kikaku’s “The beggar!

  1. howanxious says:

    You’ve maintained the very form and given it a sort of humor to lighten the mood, in contrast with the glum tone of the one by Kikaku. I liked how you did it. 🙂


  2. Ye Pirate says:

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God you have made me laugh and laugh!… A theatre of the absurd haiku that rivals Beckett’s Godot or Ionesco


  3. GILLENA COX says:

    certainly that touch of karumi, makes it so much more haikai, i too, enjoyed a good laugh reading your poem

    much love…


  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Which means you are running around naked? 😉


  5. Look for A Lovely Thing says:



  6. jazzbumpa says:

    naked humor
    or the bare necessities
    under the full moon



  7. Cathy Tenzo says:

    I love the laugh here.


  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    😀 Perfect! Still laughing and thinking – what a great way to start the day!


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