Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Challenge: Skylark 

When I opened the challenge today from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai I immediately knew where this one was going. And I knew it was probably, for me anyway, going to be in a very different direction than most folks. While I’m not a “car guy” really, I used to be in the car business and have always loved the looks of the classic cars from the 1950’s through the early 1970’s so the skylark I though if was the mechanical kind rather than the feathered type. 

I had to borrow an image for this challenge; I don’t catalogue vehicle pictures, except a few of my own. But a quick search brought me to the exact car I had in mind: a burnt orange coupe with racing stripes from 1970. 


Lean muscle machine
Racing stripes complete her looks
Sweet Buick Skylark 

I also learned that yesterday I was miss-quoting the name of the style of haiku here (poem on photo) with name of the subject matter of that challenge; my thanks to the commenters that made me realize this without calling me out embarrassing me! This style is actually Haiga not Higan.


    1. Thank you! I thought it would likely be unique, kind of like me! lol

      Learning the terms and different styles are fun, if a bit confusing at times. Previously I only knew of tanka and haiku so I’m broadening my horizons. :0)


  1. Greg this is really a complete different way to respond on our “skylark” prompt, but I like it a lot. It’s great to see and read how you are growing with the haiku, tanka, haiga and so on terminology … This haiga is really awesome … I am not a car-guy, but this car I like … really awesome.
    There will be more new (and strange) terms coming along here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … so no worries if you have used the wrong terms …

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    1. Thank you, sir; your kind and encouraging words are very appreciated. And I look forward to learning and growing through the new challenges :0)


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