Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku

First Day of Spring

Carpe Diem #1793 New Beginnings … first day of spring

first day of spring
iris shoots covered in frost
stick bug on the screen


amber sunrise
walking stick sprouts a new leaf
ushering spring



from beneath the snow
golden crocus erupt
spring’s first song


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The Path to Enlightenment

Carpe Diem #1823 The Path Of Enlightenment


1200 years
passage of time marked
by pilgrims’ footprints

Shikoku Island

Carpe Diem #1820 Introduction to Shikoku Island

soft prayers rise
rustling island’s sacred trees
float away with clouds

Cherry Tree in Full Bloom

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday (hineri) #15 Cherry Tree in Full Bloom


Sunday walk|
skipping along the pink path
with butterflies                                           © Dolores

shadows become longer
cherry tree in full bloom grows.            © Chèvrefeuille

The Cold Night

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #117 the cold night


spring snow
purifies earth and heaven
our enemies perish                        © Mizuhara Shûôshi

the cold night
comes out of the stones
all morning                                       © Jim Kacian



spring morning
wrapped in frosty haze
crocus peek from snow

spring morning
cold emanates from garden
that deceptive sun

wrapped in frosty haze
juncos hop around the yard
eating spilt seeds

crocus peek from snow
purple and yellow blossoms
brightening the day



Carpe Diem #1815 Haiku … the first love

some forty years later
first crush
brush of your hand against mine
still felt on aging skin



Carpe Diem #1814 lost love

stormy day
waves of water
wash across my face

Love at First Sight

Carpe Diem #1813 Love At First Sight



alone in darkness
until your eyes met with mine
infusing sunshine

love’s first path
not always straight and easy
circling back to you

eyes meeting in the darkness
just like our first dance




Renga With … waiting for the full moon

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #116 Renga With … waiting for the full moon

in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum                          © Buson

spring breeze toys with my jacket
gilling the folds with winter

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream                        © Chiyo-Ni

meadow grasses gently sway
on the edges of my dreams

the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping               © Shiki

the laziness of summer
encompassing the last light

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

this midsummer’s night I too
await the goddess

the autumn wind:
thickets and fields also,
Fuha Barrier                                      © Basho

leaves swirl in the shallow waters
bumping the rock of Fuha

simply trust:
do not also the petals flutter down,
just like that                                      © Issa

Autumn’s colorful dance
will give way to a new spring

Valentine’s Day

Carpe Diem #1811 Valentine’s Day …

coldest day this year
we light all the candles
slow dancing for warmth


Day After Valentine’s

Carpe Diem #1812 The Day After Valentine’s Day …


day after valentine’s
needle bumping the turn table
clothes scattered on floor

day after valentine’s day
you wrap your arms around me
as I wash dishes

paper cards pinned
on the refrigerator
love frozen in time

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