Haiku For Carpe Diem #290, Tooroo (lantern)

The Carpe Diem Haiku prompt for today is the kigo Tooroo (lantern).

A set of three today taking us from a Thai Buddhist lamp festival, through All Hallows to a street down your way…

Yi_peng_sky_lantern_festival_San_Sai_ThailandImage by Takeaway

a thousand lanterns
adrift in a moonless sky
the stars of the show


Image by ScarecrowArtist

from a pumpkin seed
terrifying idea grows
artist’s trick our treat


Image by Edal Anton Lefterov

a lonely lantern
in deference to the sun
bides its time to shine

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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9 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #290, Tooroo (lantern)

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I’m biding my time too…at some point, I hope to shine like the lantern!

    Lantern in the Sky


  2. Cathy Tenzo says:

    I especially like the last one!


  3. Nice series JRB … all are very well composed, but the third is really a gem. Thank you for your daily effort to write and share haiku with Carpe Diem.


  4. each delightful / I loved the thousand lanterns a great visual
    Happy Friday


  5. 4joy says:

    love the ever-so-patient lamp in the third…


  6. jazzbumpa says:

    hard to pick a favorite here
    but i really like the first



  7. Maggie Grace says:

    Am partial to the last one. And FWIW, that scary pumpkin didn’t make me jump or scream which is an awesome thing. So maybe that has gone away. Yay for finding that out so thank you!


  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    Wonderful set, JRB and the last one is a gem for me. Very picturesque 🙂


  9. Great set, but just as the other’s the third is my favorite.


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