Frank J Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Raven – Haibun


Frank J Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Raven – Haibun

Frank say’s write the haiku poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference Raven.

The Common Raven is a Northern Hemisphere bird.

There are many species and can live some twenty odd years in the wild.

The New Zealand Raven has been extinct since the 16th century, so I have not had the pleasure of ever seeing one.

known to be pests
are very intelligent
mimic many sounds

I haven’t been writing for a few days, the weather in New Zealand has been very hot and exhausting to an old body. Cheers happy days.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #183 Magic & Hope


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #183 Magic & Hope

Photo Credit

you might believe that
magic is an illusion
but there’s always hope

The above poem is Senryu Poetry, not a Haiku poem.

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku – Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.


Imagination Without Limits at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Imagination Without Limits at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

This is what Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, is experimenting with the haiku form.

Writing haiku poetry through the beauty of images.


Then a haiku in Chèvrefeuille experimental way would look like this:

my heart

© Chèvrefeuille

This is what Chevrefeuille calls “experimental haiku” … it tells the story with a minimum of words and that’s what he challenges you with.

Use the above image to create an experimental haiku. You can submit your haiku now until September 21st 7:00 PM (CET). Using this link

Here is my “experimental haiku” using the above image.


Carpe Diem 1149 Day 9 – Imagine Fuji Yama


Carpe Diem #1149 Day 9 – Imagine Fuji Yama

This month at Carpe Diem I’m exploring the “Motherland” of haiku, Japan.

Day 9  is Carpe Diem Imagination episode.

Beautiful photo of Fuji Yama, the Holy Mountain of Japan


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Haiku Poem

cherry blossoms view

mountain mirrored in the lake

beautiful spring day

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge – 126 – Pet & Play


Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge – 126 – Pet & Play

Last Sunday I spend some family time at the Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth NZ.

It was my youngest great-grandson 1st birthday, we had a wonderful time, the animals were the highlight of the visit for many but to me, it made a perfect day, as I had not been to the zoo for many years.

This photo was taken with my cell phone of the monkeys, so “Ronovan Haiku Poetry Challenge”, with the prompt “Pet & Play” is a wonderful opportunity to  share a photo of a day I will never forget.

Brooklands Zoo Haiku

wild animals play

but never pet a monkey

just look and adore


Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Bud


Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge! 

If you would like to participate then use either the prompt word or photo (this photo is mine the photo to use is on TJ’s Household  website), for inspiration and add a link of your haiku post in the comment section by using the Link at the top.

Prompt word – “bud”. Here is my Haiku.

fuchsias like shading

the buds have tender petals

can be burnt by sun all day