Van Gogh. Young Woman with Tousled Hair, ca. 1508. WikiArt

Da Vinci. Young Woman w Tousled Hair, 1508. WikiArt

March wind –
following the waves of my hair


Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan, where we are following Paulo Coelho’s “Way of the Bow”. Here is the passage providing our inspiration for this week:

[…] When the archer draws the bow-string, he can see the whole world in his bow.

When he follows the flight of the arrow, that world grows closer to him, caresses him and gives him a perfect sense of duty fulfilled.

Each arrow flies differently. You can shoot a thousand arrows and each one will follow a different trajectory: that is the way of the bow. […]

And here is our host’s haiku:

follow the arrow
all its different paths –
everlasting life

© Chèvrefeuille

I chose to follow the thousand paths 🙂


43 thoughts on “March wind (haiku)

  1. I think this is the panting that is used in a modern version of Cinderella where Leonardo helps the heroine…

    Fingers like little arrows combing the hair out of our March tussled hair… lovely.


  2. I love this poem Jen, there is something very sweet about it and I love the painting as well. This isn’t one I was familiar with as it’s very different that what Van Gogh normally paints…excellent.


    • Whoops! Good thing you commented on that! It’s a Da Vinci, not a Van Gogh — my brain got befuddled because I almost used a Van Gogh originally. Sorry about that! :O

      I’m glad you liked the haiku though 🙂


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