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For the love of haiku – nowaki

Again Chevrefeuille has posted a fascinating challenge on Carpe Diem.

The nowaki is a kind of windstorm. The name means ‘field dividing wind’ and describes they way it forms a path through fields of crops.

The following is my haiku on this destructive wind.

The nowaki roars;
paths of flattened stalks appear;
silence follows.

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14 thoughts on “For the love of haiku – nowaki

  1. In this instance, the calm comes after the storm; wonderfully written!

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  2. It is a baiting piece.

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  3. Quite a lot of destructiveness in that wind

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  4. Wonderfully composed haiku. Thanks.

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  5. After such a roar, the silence can be deafening!

    Howling Autumn Wind

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  6. 4joyjoanne on said:

    the silence is so loud after a storm…

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  7. magicalmysticalteacher on said:

    I’ve seen that kind of devastation after tornadoes in the Midwest when I was a young child. It’s frightening!

    After the Windstorm

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