Friday, April 25, 2014

Carpe Diem #457, Sparrows

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new day has come and we are still on our way through the Saijiki of Modern Spring kigo by Jane Reichhold. Today we have a lovely prompt namely sparrows and Jane gives us the following example:

a twitter
nest-building sparrows
a passing shower

As I read this haiku by Jane for the very first time I couldn't help to laugh, because of the word 'twitter' in it. Twitter, as you all know, is one of the most loved social media ... a lot of you have a twitter-account as we have ourselves with our haiku kai. I don't use that twitter account very often, but I enjoy using it sometimes to catch the attention of several of our haiku-family-members.

Credits: Sparrows

Sparrows are very common in the most countries and they all look alike, all the humble and simple colors, no exotic colors or something, but just colors very much in touch with the colors of the earth, soil.

colorless sparrows
playing hide and seek
in the backyard

in the backyard
between the branches of the hedge
a sparrow's nest

(c) Chèvrefeuille

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until April 28th 11.59 AM (CET). I will try to post our next episode, Magnolia, later on today. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with our haiku-family Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
!!! At Haiku Shuukan I have published our new weekly prompt, come visit us also there and be part of it !!!


  1. I am late, but here!

  2. Camouflage is a wonderful thing...even for human wallflowers - I was once, shy.