Monday, January 21, 2013

Carpe Diem Haiku Bamboo

Moon passes
Leaving bamboo's shadow
Scratching stone

Night arrived
In the bamboo shadow
Frogs challenging crickets

Yellow bamboo leaves
Twirling down
As evening arrives

Bamboo leaves
Cuddling on the ground
Sweet love


Leaden sky
Wind blows from the bay
Pine and bamboo bowing

Snow on bamboo
Bowing deep
Not broken

Snow on bamboo
Bird just lifted off
Green leaves


Cicadas and birds
Bamboo, pines surround the lake
Rowing boat passes by

Wind brushes over
Rice paddies and bamboo groves
Fluttering butterflies

(The last 5 haiku are older ones.)


  1. Very beautiful. I loved the one about the leaves cuddling.

  2. Awesome series of haiku Lothar ... every one a little gem. Thank you for your participation in Carpe Diem.

  3. you were apparently inspired by this prompt! A wonderful collection of haiku in all seasons ..... A question: does a rheumatologist study colds, or viruses in general?

    1. Thanks! OT: there are some viruses that cause reactive arthritis, so viruses are of interest, but we don't "study" viruses only the effects on the immune system.

  4. I love the first one. The sound combined with visuals are really special.

  5. Beautiful! I especially enjoyed the fluttering butterflies image of the bamboo leaves.