Cicadas Haiku

with prominent eyes

cicada hums a love song

debut performance

~

wears a bow of love

aiming for suitable mate

drums beat in stomach

~

a resurrection

its time to born once again

mother earth tears up

~

limbs sweat profusely

heat seeps into the body

hear cicadas’ sing

* The third haiku is based on the fact that some cicadas can lay dormant for as long as 17 years in the womb of the mother earth and one day comes when they come out again in their usual demeanor, which has become a symbol of resurrection.

* It was difficult for me to write haiku about an insect I haven’t got to see and listen to much. I have just faint memories of listening to the singing insects; so can’t be sure whether they were cicadas or not.  Written in response of Carpe Diem # 232.

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15 thoughts on “Cicadas Haiku

    • oh, who knows!? in this age of technological advancements, the mother earth must have evolved in some way.. may be that is true.
      Thank you for the kind remark.

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  1. Awesome HA, a good series in which you have told a lot about the cicadas. That third is a beauty. The cicadas is sometimes seen as the symbol for resurrection or re-incarnation.

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