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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Out of Sight L said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Lorraine

much love...

brudberg said...

I think I prefer the black eyed peas here..

Magyar said...

__All, nice to review. _m

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bjorn
Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Magyar

Much love...

Unknown 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.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Georgia

much love...

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

Gillena Cox said...


Happy you dropped in Maggie

much love...

Margaret said...

Great way to start the year.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Margaret

much love...

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!


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hank

much love...