needles of fire

a zip a roar

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Santoka Taneda’s “the dragon flies” is our inspiration:

the dragon flies
perch on my kasa
as I walk along

© Santoka Taneda

what a surprise!
as I kneel next to the old pond
dragonflies mating

© Chèvrefeuille

Sorry to use a Wikimedia photo – I don’t have a good one of my own yet.  

a zip! a roar!
there be tiny dragons
in the cattails

needles of fire
sew the sky green &  blue –
dragonflies’ flight

dragonfly –
the bite of a huntress
with fairy wings


8 thoughts on “needles of fire / a zip (haiga)

  1. Have you had any luck getting that dragonfly photo yet? Those guys are awfully nippy.. 😉

    And I do like – ‘sew the sky green & blue’. I’ve been watching the dragonflies at the lake where I have lunch and their flight is very sew-y 🙂


    • No luck yet with the dragonflies — rats! 😛
      In fact, until this week, I didn’t see any dragonflies at all. Can you believe it? You’re very lucky!
      Thanks Blake 🙂


  2. I like this humorous approach to the prompts … spring might not be showing itself in your weather, but you’ve definitely got spring in your spirit … that last haiku is brilliant —- roar!


    • Thanks Georgia — trying DESPERATELY to cling to spring, you know? This gray-dreary-cold business is wearing thin!!!
      Glad you liked the last one too — that one felt like it needed its own post, you know? Rarrrrr!!!! 😀


      • I really know what you mean about spring being late … here it literally exploded on Thursday … and of course, it may leave us just as quickly. That last one was too cool, I absolutely loved it … and then found it had a post of its own, which it really did deserve!.


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