lilac in full bloom-
bees bumping
into bees

—Carole MacRury

I was struck by the exhuberance of the bees this a beautiful day. The bush was abuzz both inside and out. The excitement of the bees seemed to match my own at at the time.

About the author: Carole MacRury writes from the Pacific Northwest, a source of inspiration for her haiku and photography. Both can be viewed in various online journals and international anthologies. She's a regular reader for World Poets, and enjoys the international friendships haiku has brought to her. She is currently creating her first Haiga CD and will be presenting it to PacifiKana Haiku Group at the end of July and will have her first haiga exhibit in a local gallery in October.

Contact: macrury at whidbey dot com


Responses to the haiku for 14 July 2006 by Carole MacRury

    2006-07-14 00:39:04

    A vivid haiku moment, i enjoyed the action in this poem.

    Angelika Wienert
    2006-07-14 03:01:59

    a wonderful ku!

    very well composed - interesting the repetition and the alliteration!

    Bill Kenney
    2006-07-14 06:27:51

    Excelent ku, Carole. Here's one of mine, written a while back:

    crowded sidewalk
    ants swerving to avoid
    other ants

    It's a busy, busy world.

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2006-07-14 06:28:38

    Helter-skelter garden-
    a whole swarm of bees
    on a single lilac

    Carole MacRury
    2006-07-14 07:23:18

    Thank you Angelika and thank you Bill and Vasile for your haiku.

    Bill, I've written about ants too! I enjoy watching them.


    hot ashphalt--
    an ant hauling
    a dead ant home

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    2006-07-14 08:32:36

    A beautiful haiku, Carole...
    rich with image, sound and scent.
    And congrats on your haiga projects...
    I know they'll be successful!

    2006-07-14 08:46:24

    The images of your well fit words... generate (desired, I think) parallel thoughts.
    I can imagine: Sale at the Mall, people bumping into people.

    my poor attempt

    fireflys nudging
    summer night's rain
    pfssst pfssst

    2006-07-14 08:53:04

    Thank you Lary! The haiga projects have had a steep learning curve! :-)

    Magyar, a lovely haiku! Beautifully worded.


    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-07-14 10:35:55

    Really, this haiku is beautifully.A haiga without its photo.For that reason, I make one's way back with the second echo:

    A lilac full of bees-
    the ant from the top of the line
    changes one's direction

    2006-07-14 10:52:15

    Great haiku, and yes, like us, they bump into each, and I love 'thumping' and it reminds me of a comical incident with bees, but can't locate the haiku, so here's another one. ;-)

    round the lavender bush
    the fly-hops of bees

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-07-14 12:54:42

    __________________tiny black ants
    racing to and fro along long line
    from where, ------------ where to

    Suzy Raymer
    2006-07-14 20:26:39

    Beautiful imagery! I love the "bees bumping into bees." I wonder -- if bees bump into other bees, do they ever sting each other?

    Regarding ants, I have also written ants into a haiku:

    heron stands still
    ants rush hither and thither
    to each his own

    Norman (norman at xaiku dot com)
    2006-07-15 03:04:39

    Hi Carole - what a wonderful haiku! I think even if I knew no English, I could guess at the meaning just from the sounds of those words!

    2006-07-16 14:17:40

    Thanks to all: Gillena, Vasile, Allen, b.m. richardson, Suzy and Norman. Happy to see your delightful response haiku. Seems I'm not the only one who likes to watch bugs. this is where I so often feel the connection between nature and human nature. Not sure who mimics who, though! Or maybe we all have the same survival skills *g*

    2009-07-20 04:50:56

    time marches on. reading your ku again, it dawned on me(yes, akin to the first appearance of light), words once spoken by basho, "the sound of water", perchance your words are the sound of bees.
    a new day, a new understanding.