Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #13 Riddle

A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.

© Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) (Tr. Steven D. Carter)

where do they go?
these flowers on a path
by summer’s passing

© Jane Reichhold

komo wo ki te tare bito imasu hana no haru

wrapped in a straw mat
who can this great one be?
flowers of spring
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

blossoms fall
entering the realm of the clouds
muddy puddles

© Chèvrefeuille

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in the spring time
who’s sploshing in the water?
frog jumps in the pond

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #13

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5 comments

  1. kim881 · October 8, 2015

    These are lovely – I might try one or two myself!

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  2. Pingback: I saw this on ladyleemanilasphotos and thought I’d give it a try | writing in north norfolk
  3. Bastet · October 8, 2015

    Great haiku and how cute is that image! Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

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