Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hermit Crabs - Sparkling Stars - December 6, 2014

fast receding tides
hermit crab exposed - scuttles 
gull laughs overhead
© G.s.k. '14

Linked to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #14, where haiku from Sara McNulty and Chèvrefeuille were our inspiration.  Sara is the winner of the first Sea Shell game!  Here is her haiku:

Ocean tide ebbs
Sand glistens with sea treasures
Lucent blue beach glass

© Sara McNulty

And our host's:

walking along the beach
following the tracks of a hermit crab -
Ah! That salty air

© Chèvrefeuille

For Sparkling Stars we write a "classical haiku":

- 5/7/5 syllables;

- Interchangeable 1st/ 3rd lines;

- Kigo (season word) [here, the plover];

- Kireji (cutting word or punctuation); and

- Deeper meaning


  1. Beautifully composed haiku Georgia ... fragile and in balance ... chapeau!

  2. Uh oh..... hermit crab better watch out!
    Nice one, Georgia ---

  3. I like the drama you manage to gather into every line here - not what I expect from a haiku, so it's a nice surprise :)

    And Sparkling Stars is meant to be classical? Oh..

    1. Ah yes, usually Sparkling Stars are a classical haiku. Glad you enjoyed the little story - but there's drama in life as well as harmony, no? :-)


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

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