school of gar splashes ~ haiku

school of gar splashes
startled by passing kayak
a kingfisher dives

This haiku using the kigo of kingfisher is my response to Frank Tassone’s #Haikai
Challenge #143: Choose-your-own
Summer Kigo

This actually occurred yesterday while I was kayaking.

Image source: Smithsonian/National Museum of Asian Art
Kingfisher, by Tsukioka Kōgyo


16 thoughts on “school of gar splashes ~ haiku

    • The kingfisher are about the size of a bluejay. Gar can grow to over three feet long. These were smaller, some six inches & others 15 inches. I don’t know what luck the bird would have had. I’ve watched kingfisher hit the water a couple of times, almost like a skipping stone, which is interesting since their flight tends to be up and down like a wave. Their call is like a chatter.

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