Written for:  Carpe Diem #1723 Honeysuckle
“As a haiku poet I use a “haigo” or “penname” and as you know my “haigo” is Chèvrefeuille (French for Honeysuckle). I am a Dutch haiku poet and I write almost all my haiku in English. I even find it very difficult to create haiku in my own language, Dutch. Sometimes I even think in English and that’s sometimes, e.g. at work, a “pain in the a..”, but I cannot help it.

“For today’s prompt I have chosen a haiku in which my “haigo” is used.”



sweet perfume
lingers in the warm summer night
Honeysuckle blooms

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

And here is an oldie from my archives:

searching my inner self
following the way of Honeysuckle
path of wisdom*

© Chèvrefeuill

Here is my attempt:

I walk past it
block later, I smell perfume
drifting scent of honeysuckle


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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