Four Haiku for Carpe Diem’s Full Circle #2


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Carpe Diem’s ‘Full Circle’ concept is rather complex! We are provided with twelve word-prompts and challenged to use them, in order, one in each line of poetry, resulting in four haiku. Hmm… is the plural of haiku ‘haiku’? Who knows?

The words:
1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky

My haiku(s):

caterpillar rain

falling upon the young leaves

munching on green buds

oblivious mountain

hearing never the silence

of the awestruck monk

River sits seaside

tasting salt on summer breeze

licking lips is she

soon clouds will bring snow

just ask wise little sparrow

 enjoying last blue skies

Oops, speaking of plurals, I had to pluralize the final prompt to make it work. Hope I’m not disqualified. Haha just kidding – Carpe Diem is very gracious and forgiving. And long-running. Have to give props where props are due: this wonderful site has been inspiring poetry for quite a while now! The first time I rose to the challenge was way back in February, 2013.

It strikes me that these four haiku can be seen to represent the different seasons: the first, spring; the second, winter; the third of course summer; and finally, fall.


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