Friday, July 18, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #14, Nocturnal

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone. here in The Netherlands it feels like we are in the tropics, because it's tropical warm/hot around 30 derees Celsius and we are enjoying it, notwithstanding the heat that's very moist and it certainly will bring thunderstorms and rain later today. I am looking forwars to the upcoming evening and night when the heat will be gone.

This week's prompt is Nocturnal or nighttime ... this needs no further explanation I think so let's do some hakui-ing.

after this hot day
finally the cool of the night -
dreaming of love

© Chèvrefeuille

Credits: Nocturnal
Another one:

the day has gone
the night belongs to them -
red light district

© Chèvrefeuille

Credits: Red Light District
Two different haiku inspired on Nocturnal ... and now it's up to you ... be inspired and share. This episode is open for your submissions today at noon (CET) and will remain open until next Friday. Have fun!


  1. I would enjoy 30c degrees. We've had 33c and higher here. Once we do get rain, it is only a brief relief.
    Mid 90's F in our area I found a program to convert the temps: - does it both ways. :)

  2. Superb haiku Kristjaan. Really. Hope tanka are also allowed here but understand if you prefer to keep it for haiku.

  3. Jules and I live in the same state here in the US -- can totally sympathize with your plight -- that humid, muggy heat that really saps the strength out of a person -- and then such wild storms at night. Makes for interesting haiku subject material (!) but it makes a person weary after a while!

    Loved the haiku here -- the contrast in the cool evening / love in the first, the "hot times" and "red lights" in the second.