Dragonfly Lands on a Lotus Bud

kissed by dragonfly
early morning lotus petals
unfolding sunlight

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

dragonfly-lands-on-a-lotus-bud

Image found on http://www.theguardian.com

My response to Carpe Diem Special (2nd guest) Kala Ramesh’s 3rd “lotus viewing”

Today Chèvrefeuille has presented the third CD Special by Kala Ramesh and inspired us with some of her haiku.

lotus viewing . . .
the flowering
within

© Kala Ramesh

In this haiku, Chèvrefeuille said he sensed a deeper spiritual meaning: the lotus grows from deep down in the mud, through the water to reach out for the sun, which can be seen as spiritual growth. Kala uses “lotus” as kigo.

the pause
in a dragonfly’s glide—
noon shadows

© Kala Ramesh

Chèvrefeuille pointed out the fragment and phrase technique in this haiku.

For this CD Special the challenge is to create a haiku following the classical rules inspired by Kala’s haiku.

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