Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Howling Dogs" - October 12, 2014

For Carpe Diem Haiku Special another wonderful haiku composed by Shiba Sonome:

 ha no oto ni inu hoekakura arashi kana

dogs howling
at the sound of leaves -
storm on the way!

© Shiba Sonome
 "A gorgeous haiku, if I may say. There are at least two senses present in this one, hearing and seeing, it's a short moment in time, there is a kigo in it and the original counts 17 Onji ... so it's a haiku following the classical rules. Gorgeous ... "
© Chèvrefeuille

sleepless howling dogs
in olive groves and vineyards
- clouded harvest moon

October full moon
covered by thick stormy clouds
midnight - the bird screeched

lonely sunset
the dog howled for his master
in the empty courtyard

© G.s.k. '14


  1. That bird screeching at midnight is ominous indeed -- something's on the prowl! [shudder]

    Great series ---

  2. Here's an unanswerable question: Why do dogs howl?


  3. That last haiku brought a nice memory back. We had a dog several years ago and he was very protecting ... in 2009 we had to let him go ... because he was too ill.

    1. Poor guy ... it's so sad when one of our furry friends have to leave us.


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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