Kikaku’s “The Beggar” Inspired Haiku

sleeping in open

under the blanket of night

a beggar in rags


star from the heavens

life of a small child begging

a single round coin


Hidden Reality Haiku: Inspired from Kikaku

scars of suffering

the curious pheasant looks

hidden reality


hidden reality

dark wings melted in wax-ink

 jagged tarnished skin spurs

*For Carpe Diem Special #51; inspired writing from the following haiku by Kikaku:

such a beautiful face

the pheasant scratches it

with jagged spurs