Carpe Diem “Make The Haiku Complete”: Boreas’ Reign

full moon of winter
departing geese

From Kristjaan at Carpe Diem:

What a joy to present you a new episode of “make the haiku complete”. I think that I have a nice (tough) challenge for you all.
For this episode I have chosen to challenge you to write a second line towards a given haiku. This time it’s really a hard challenge, because writing a second line is more difficult than writing a 1st or 3rd line to complete a haiku. To make it even more difficult … the second line must be 7 syllables, as is the “rule” for the classic haiku.

Here’s my completion:

full moon of winter
Boreas breath blankets boughs
departing geese
File:The North Wind and the Sun - Wind - Project Gutenberg etext 19994.jpg

picture found:
The North Wind and the Sun-illustrated for a 1919 edition of Aesop’s Fables by Milo Winter.

A (very) little background: Boreas is one of four directional Anemoi (wind-gods) in Greek Mythology. He is the North Wind, bringer of cold and ice, a god of winter. To learn far more, if you’re interested, click the link on his name to be taken to his page at

Join in with your own completion over at Carpe Diem.

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn


7 thoughts on “Carpe Diem “Make The Haiku Complete”: Boreas’ Reign

  1. What an awesome second line Jeremy … thank you for explaining who/what Boreas is … well done.

  2. b b b b beautiful.

  3. learned something new…Boreas. thanks and great finish. ☺

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