Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Carpe Diem Ghost-Writer #11, Jen Rosenberry's "Sun"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As you maybe know this month we will have no Ghost-Writer week, but a Ghost-Writer post every wednesday. Today I have our first Ghost Writer post (new style) for you all. Our Ghost Writer today is Jen Rosenberry of Blog It or Loose It.


In thinking about “summer” I looked through Jane Reichhold’s book, “A Dictionary of Haiku” for modern kigo ideas.  As I considered the various “season words” I stumbled across “sun”.
“Sun”?  Really? When you think about it, “sun” is an incredibly challenging season word.  How do you say something “new” about the Sun?  Perhaps “sun” would be the perfect prompt word. We take it for granted - almost to the point that we don't even notice the sun.
Here are two haiku I wrote about summer sun.  I’m not saying they’re *good* haiku but perhaps they will give you some ideas.

the evening sun
dipping below the oak leaves –
suddenly, blind!

(c) Jen Rosenberry

while cloud-gazing
warm sun on my forehead –
tomorrow’s freckles

(c) Jen Rosenberry

For this Ghost Writer post the prompt is "sun", so give it a try and create/compose your haiku about "sun". (photographes © Jen Rosenberry)
Here is my attempt to write a haiku on this prompt "Sun"

a new day rises
Amaterasu climbs to her throne -
moon drowns in the sea

© Chèvrefeuille

(*) Amaterasu is the Japanese Sun Goddess

This Ghost-Writer episode is now open for your submissions and will remain open until June 6th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, kissing, later on today. For now ... have fun!


  1. Fun feature and of course nice haiku from experienced haiku writers. You went very, very simple there with your topic, Jen! I'm used to sweating it out with Kristjaan's themes!

    1. Every now and then simple can be a good thing! But trying to bring something "new" to "sun" can be a bit tricky.

  2. Very simple, lovely haiku. Thanks for the guest post!

  3. A wonderful post and love the insightful...loved your haiku and your sunny photos! Thanks Jen!

  4. Simplicity is one of the beauties of haiku ... thank you Managua for your kind words.