#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

This week, Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenges asks us to write a haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu).

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image by Brett Hondow from Pixabay

For Frank’s Haikai challenge, I created a haiku sequence dedicated to the katydid, an insect we don’t have here in the Sonoran desert of Arizona.

summer's soothsayer
promises changes to come
grass green leaves singsong

neath the white moon orb
acacia trees sway in rhythm
katydid dinner

twilight winds scour leaves
death song harmonies unite
as summer sounds fade

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

43 thoughts on “#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

      1. “Katydid teaches attunement to new vibrations and will aid in heightening intuition, sensitivity and awareness. … Katydid will aid in strengthening senses and perceptions of the seen and unseen so whatever transformation stage you are in will be a time to be aware; mentally and spiritually sharp.” & “These insects are commonly known as katydids. Katydids are named for the phoneticised version of the stridulous sound they make when they rub their front wings together – “catedidist”. They are closely related to grasshoppers and crickets and share their basic body shape,…”

        Look ’em up they are cute. But then most bugs don’t bother me. Only the ones that bite, like mosquitoes… and some No-see-ums. If you are looking up interesting bugs… look up Wheel bug… they look like Steam Punk bugs!

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