Pink Streams


pink streams briefly

wind from cherry tree to cherry tree

through Honshu


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #152, Rallentanda’s fourth “friday flowers”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

This haiku was written after watching an episode of a BBC TV series called ‘Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands’, which is highly recommended for all haijin and which you may (or may not) be able to watch here.

And, to finish, here’s Bruce Springsteen –

17 thoughts on “Pink Streams

      • Wow — that is incredible!!!! They’re quite assertive aren’t they! those Nara biscuits must be awfully good.

        Thanks Blake! 🙂

      • Ah they’re scoundrels! I love the nonchalant strolling along the street – “I’m just popping into town, love, do you want anything?” In the next life I’m coming back as a sacred deer, I’ve decided 🙂

      • LOL!!!
        Yes — it looks like the best of both worlds, doesn’t it? (If there is a next-life registration process let me know, please!) 😀

    • Honestly, there were so many great scenes in that BBC programme, I was “there must be a haiku in there somewhere” – press pause – make note on phone – press play. This was an aerial shot of the cherry blossoms, looking like a winding stream 🙂

      Glad the music hit the right note, too, and hopefully today is a bitbmore upbeat.

      • Thanks Blake – I hope so.

        Your watch-pause-note-play process — made me smile too!!! (So good to know others are out there – sounded so familiar! ) 😀

      • I don’t normally do that, I must say – but this was a sensory overload! Tonight I watched episode 2 – one highlight being what I can only describe as a superhero sea slug, flying through the ocean, wearing a bright pink cape 😀

    • Thanks, Aquileana. I was trying to capture how the image looked in real life, so I’m glad you think it worked well. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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