Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Belgium

Carpe Diem #967 Belgium

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This month on CDHK we will be travelling around Europe.  We will study European haiku poets.  Today we start with the EU member, Belgium.  Herman Van Rompuy, the former Prime Minister of Belgium and the first President of the European Council is a honored haiku poet.  So here are a few of his haiku:

Birds in concert,
one sings above all others.
I don't know its name

© Herman van Rompuy

In a nearby ditch
toads mating passionately
inaugurate spring.

© Herman van Rompuy

Okay a last one to conclude this episode:

The harvest is in
and the trees are already thinning.
Evening nears.

© Herman van Rompuy


behind every corner
the landscape changes and changes again
breathtaking beauty

© Chèvrefeuille
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old pond overflows 
even frogs head for high ground
heavy spring rains

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


12 comments:

  1. Clever one Janice, with a new look on Basho's if the weather had been different...

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  2. Hari OM
    Oh this fell right into your lap Janice! ... and you nailed it &*> YAM xx

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    1. Howday from Tejas!
      There has been so much flooding here that it was all I could think to write. janice xx

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  3. So moving, so hopping haiku...cool!

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    1. Well, there is an expression in Texas about rains being frog stranglers. That is the weather we are experiencing.

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  5. Everyone makes an entrance in this one, Janice. Clever!

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  6. A nicely composed haiku Janice. I like the subtle link to the famous haiku of Basho. Chapeau!

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