Carpe Diem Haiku – Elfje and haiku

paper wings
spring-time dancing kites
children pull his strings

while zephyr warms
April’s babbling brook
children laugh

 Kites seen again by Wu Guanzhong

Kites seen again
by Wu Guanzhong

Today Jules is the ghostwriter of Carpe Diem. I have tried a elfje haiku combination of the type Jules show. The kigo of today is air, and I tried to use that as well. Zephyr means a gentle wind blowing from the west.

April 6, 2014

19 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Elfje and haiku

  1. Have not heard of an Elfje before and not sure what form it is… no dictionary help here. The Amtrack train on the west coast of the USA is called the Zephyr.

    I liked your Elfje Haiku, B!

  2. I’m sure the old folks are laughing louder than the children as that brook babbles on.

  3. There’s a kite festival in our city every Spring. This reminded me of those days…of innocence, of sunshine, of family…it was wonderful, Björn. It transported me.

  4. Where was the Air word? At least my own verse had something to do with air – even if not planned 🙂

    I like what you have done here. Thank you for trying to mix forms.
    My husbands’ father used to fly kites at the end of a fishing pole.
    Kites and laughter are very nice things to mix.

  5. i love the little hints…i almost used a babbling brook in my poem today…ha…i love the sound of it…cool capture too of the paper bark too….

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