Ancient sailor (tanka)


moors on Isle of May
mists over the foreign highlands
under harvest moon
old mariner feigns to see
heather in his Bonnie’s hair

(c) Tournesol ’15

We were to complete the following haiku:

Here is the challenge: We are to complete the haiku below; adding the first and third line plus we have to use another kigo (seasonword); in the second line the “mists” refers to autumn …


mists over the foreign highlands


Here is our host’s completed haiku:

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon

© Chèvrefeuille

Heeding Haiku at Mindlovemiserysmenagerie

9 thoughts on “Ancient sailor (tanka)

    • Oh thank you so much, my dear Scottish friend…the 2nd line was all I was given and the ONLY foreign highland I have visited is Scotland…I did try to fit in Newfoundland however as it does remind me of Scotland but there are no castles and the photo did have a castle. I am so pleased you liked it:)


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