Water Chestnuts Haiku

We have water caltrops/water chestnuts here. These haiku are based on them:

handful of chestnuts

chucking out the green cover

white treasure within


a bite of chestnut

labors of peeling cover

sweet result in end


the water chestnuts

street vendor sold a kilo

scrubbing mud away


* For Carpe Diem # 298.

12 thoughts on “Water Chestnuts Haiku

  1. Look for A Lovely Thing says:

    The last one is especially awesome because it’s has specific imagery and there is no interpretation at the end, just the scrubbing of mud away. Nice example of sabi.


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