Hotaru (Firefly) Haiku

shimmering fireflies

into the eyes of  beloved

a passionate love

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old stream of water

soldier returns home from war

black tears, fireflies gone

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midnight moon shines bright

hotaru glows at distance

illumination

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a mid-summer day

young boys trot towards river

waiting for the fire

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waters set on fire

man gazing into his soul

a soundless twilight

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splendor of fireflies

fairy tale coming to life

spectators gather

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 221

* Won’t be able to post for the next 8 days or so; going to miss the wonderful prompts.

Peony Haiku

blooming peonies

flower of riches, honor

odoriferous

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the secret sender

sweet passion, admiration

budding peony

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the king of flowers 

hiding the mischievous nymphs

from the lust of gods

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sent through the window

of heart, a bunch of botans

for the beloved

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blushed pink and purple

the face of the young maiden

peony colors

* Written in response to Carpe Diem # 215 Peony/Botan