Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day in our haiku paradise Carpe Diem. We're busy with classical Japanese kigo for Winter this month and I am amazed to see how you all are writing your haiku so easy on those classical kigo. I am glad to see that there are new names which post their haiku here ... it makes me grateful and humble. It's a joy to host this daily haiku meme.
Today our prompt is Plover or Sandpiper (Chidori) and I have some nice pictures for you and a few haiku written by our classical haiku masters.
While I am writing this new post (December 3rd) we have our first snow, it looks awesome, but the ground is still to warm and the snow melts away, but it's a wonderful sight and maybe I use this in one of my own haiku for today's prompt.
|Plover on the beach|
clothed for breeding -
sound of water
The Plover has a range of looks for several moments in it's life, the one above is clothed in breeding plumage.
if I just whisper
the flock of plovers
bursts into flight
from one side
wind from the hills ...
|tiptoeing along |
the plover gets wet feet
and cools down
The Plover is a very common bird here in the Lowlands of Netherlands.
Another haiku by one of our classical haiku poets, our Special haiku master Buson::
throughout the night -
a plover in the moonlight
a plover on the shore -
no grasses, no trees
his rainy night
|sandpiper on the shore|
reflects in the low tide water
Isn't it awesome? What a nice kigo ... I hope to read wonderful haiku on this prompt. So be inspired, be creative and write .... share your haiku with us. (PS. The haiku underneath the pictures are written by myself.)
This prompt will stay on 'till December 5th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new prompt Bed Bugs (watamushi) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
PS. On the promptlist of December I had written 'kaeribana', that's incorrect.