April 9 (Cicada Trill)

cicada trill
when did I last play
the harmonica


(NaHaiWriMo prompt: Music)


Moving on: NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 1oth (the start of National Library Week)

Books and libraries


See this post for an explanation of what this is.

See the NaHaiWriMo website.

See the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, and contribute haiku there if you want. (It doesn’t have to have anything to do with this prompt. It’s just a suggestion.)


13 thoughts on “April 9 (Cicada Trill)

      • Wow. Hadn’t really thought about how to describe them. Let’s see … you know the ribbed wooden instrument drummers use sometimes. They run the stick over it, kind of a washboard sound. Its a bit like that, but only because there are so many singing at once. Its much higher pitched that pond frogs. A bit more like crickets in pitch. I’m sure there is a recording online somewhere. If you dig around my blog, there’s a haiku about them. We still have cicadas here, but they don’t dominate as they did in Texas.

          • For me, these frog songs are in Michigan. I’m sure there around other places too. I must say that they can get pretty loud here. I’ve heard them inside our house if I’m standing near a shut window. I’ve taken quite a liking to them though. They’ve become a part of the spring checklist.

            • Michigan?! Wow, I was thinking this must be someplace exotic … I wonder if those things are in Wisconsin anywhere. I’ve never heard of them around here. On a mission now…

  1. oh. i couldnt resist:

    chain saws
    the sound of a tree frog

    hmmmm. must be a green day.

    forest rain
    the sound of a tree frog
    in harmony

    heck. looks like i’m just not going to get the sound of a tree frog.

    altho they are about as varied as any other variety of frogs.

    oops. i hope i didnt supplant your reply Yousei Hime. yikes. do i post this or not? sheesh.

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