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#Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)



dewy flags unfurl
to fall wind’s bright trumpets
tired crickets now sleep
morning glories open us
to the new day’s chorus







top image link here

bottom image is  from the collection called Momoyogusa = Flowers of a Hundred Generations by Kamisaka, Sekka (b1866-d1942) from The New York Library Digital Collections

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to either the cricket (koorogi) or the morning-glory (asagao).

17 thoughts on “#Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)

    1. didn’t know that about bindweed. some “moonflowers” are datura, which are gorgeous plants with the giant blossoms that open at night, but they also have psychedelic seeds that can kill if enough are eaten

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      1. Eek. I read somewhere that you can take an avocado seed and pulverize it to get the benefits… but too in limited quantities!

        Also I think I read that some medicine comes from peach pits so you don’t want to eat them either!

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        1. I only say this because someone (a bird?) planted some in the yard. They grow into giant plants with many prickly hard pods about the size of a walnut that are filled with hundreds of seeds each. I might even classify them as invasive. Luckily they are very easy to pull up when small and so only a few survive yet in the yard. Just making you aware!

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  1. Lovely haiku. And then that Cat Stevens version of Morning has Broken that I haven’t heard, personally, in at least a decade, probably more.
    I was watching the montage as the video played and there was a satyr, I think, at one point lying on his back and rolling around in the grass, lol. I guess even satyrs love the break of dawn!!

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