'cookieOptions = {my site gathers info, I am told. I do not know how to access the info. You can visit to see what Google does with info. As I do not have advertising on my blog, I am not certain if Google gets much information from my blog.}

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy's 3rd "birds in concert"

               ----------- inspirational post excerpts -----------

spring has come;
a nameless hill
is shrouded in thin mist

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Blyth)

In this haiku by Basho we read the mystery ... and the "word-painting" in this one is really awesome. "a nameless hill shrouded in mist" sure ... you can see only a faint image of the hill, but as the mist has gone than maybe we know the name of the hill.

birds in concert
one sings above all others
I don't know its name

© Herman van Rompuy (taken from: Haiku, by him)

at sunrise
sunrays on my naked body
birds singing

© Chèvrefeuille

---------------  response ----------------

mate is wooed
a song and dance
which to choose?

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 



  1. Hari Om
    A story woven by a chain of poets! Absolute delight. YAM xx

  2. Wow!! great haiku and the video is so much surely have made my morning fun...cannot hardly notice the clouds outside :)