Wednesday, January 21, 2015


image used for this haiga courtesy CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

Pheasant's Eye
greet me on a card someday -
welcome good fortune


black eyed peas
speckle the rice, good fortune
taps the new year
© gillena cox 2015

In the Caribbean, we cook black eyed peas at New Years for good luck

last minute shoppers
New Year foods

Inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem #652, Pheasant's Eye (Fukujusoo)

ôyuki o kabutte tatsu ya fukuju kusa
covered by the big snow
yet they stand...
New Year's grasses
© Issa

asahi sasu rooshi ga ie ya fukujusoo
morning sunshine
on the old Zen teacher's home -
Pheasant's eye in bloom
© Buson

jimen kara sora ga hajimaru fujukusoo
from the earth
the sky begins ...
Pheasant's eye
© Miyasaka Shizuo (1937 - )

hi no ataru mado no shooshi ya fukujusoo
the sun shines bright
on the window panes ...
Pheasant's eye
© Matsui Kafuu (1879 - 1959)

Pheasant's Eye reflects
looks at it's beauty in the mirror -
she arranges her corsage
© Chèvrefeuille


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Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

so very beautiful Gillena, and may all wonderful, beautiful happenings come to you, who make people happy!!!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Lorraine

much love...

2:01 PM  
Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

I think I prefer the black eyed peas here..

4:15 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__All, nice to review. _m

8:10 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bjorn
Much love...

8:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Magyar

Much love...

8:50 PM  
Blogger Georgia Koch said...

I see that like in Italy, it's a food that brings good luck ... with you black eyed peas with us lentils.
Nicely written couple of haiku, I enjoyed them very much.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Georgia

much love...

11:44 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm afraid a card is about the only way I'll ever see a pheasant's eye too!

Pheasant's-Eye Corsage

12:24 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...


Happy you dropped in Maggie

much love...

1:10 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Great way to start the year.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Margaret

much love...

4:28 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

Both your takes give a lot of room for expectations of good fortune. Hope has a way of happening when one yearns for it! Wonderful write Gillena!


8:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hank

much love...

7:47 AM  

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