Friday, May 2, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #3 Courtesan

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone by and therefore it is time to publish our new prompt for this week (week 19). Our new prompt isn't an easy one I think, but that's also quite a challenge I think.
Our prompt is Courtesan and it brought a haiku in my mind written by Basho ...

hitotsuya ni yuujo mo netari hagi to tsuki

courtesan and monk,
sleeping  under one roof together,
moon in a field of clover
(translated by Chèvrefeuille)
I don't think I need to explain the word courtesan, but here is the definition as is given in Merriam Webster's dictionary: "a woman who has sex with rich or important men in exchange for money".  
Courtesan and her maid

courtesan smiles
as she walks over the nude beach
Morning Glories awake
© Chèvrefeuille
Well ... it's your turn to compose a haiku with this prompt courtesan ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.
This episode of Haiku Shuukan is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Friday May 9th 11.59 AM (CET).


  1. Had to laugh at the "morning glories" reference!
    I will never see the flowers the same way, LOL. :)
    A challenging post --

  2. I love this haiku!!!!! (not enough exclamation points to say how much)

  3. Hi Kristjaan! Yep, a tough and unorthodox choice of prompt... but a good one to get people thinking. Here's my attempt. For some reason this felt better in four, rather than three lines:

    belt of venus
    whilst you sleep
    I leave
    a red envelope

    Thanks for the prompt, and catch you again next week!

  4. As oasis once sang, "what's the story morning glory"