Friday, May 12, 2017

Chèvrefeuille's Gift to You to Celebrate our First Luster of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #3 Haiku Puzzler

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

In this week's "Chevrefeuille's Gift To You To Celebrate Our First Luster Of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai" I have "invented" a new special feature. I have called it "Haiku Puzzler". The goal is to re-create the scrambled haiku of three haiku poets, but to make it somewhat more difficult, I have used four scrambled haiku.

Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention.

2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.

3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.

To make the "haiku puzzler" complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.

Have fun!

Here is our first "Haiku Puzzler":

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I am looking forward to your responses. You can start immediately. I will give the solution through one of our regular posts next week. You will find in that regular post a link towards the solution.

This  first episode of "Haiku Puzzler" is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Wednesday May 17th 10.00 PM (CET). Have fun!


  1. Well, you are out doing yourself on this one. I think my brain will explode!

  2. I didn't do too well, but I didn't do too badly either, and I very much enjoyed the exercise. Thank you.

  3. I couldn't do it. I did a mash-up poem instead.

    1. What did you make of it than? I hadn't thought it would be that difficult to find the solution. I noticed it at the weblog of others that it wasn't easy.

    2. I could identify possibly a Chiyo-ni poem. I definitely recognized Basho's frog pond poem.

  4. If the purpose was to follow the progression of the haiku as it was originally written..yes it was difficult. If the point was to look it up, then it was not that difficult.
    PD. I like what Lolly came up with. That might very well be a good challenge:)