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Nightingale

Carpe Diem #1686 Troiku Month (15) Nightingale

to listen,
fine not to listen, fine too…
nightingale                                                © Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

to listen,
sounds of the night
stir with mystery

fine not to listen, fine too…
late night cricket serenade
the creak of the swing

nightingale
your soft trill
fills the emptiness

 

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Pink Sakura Blush

Carpe Diem #1685 Troiku Month (14) pink sakura blush

 

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pink sakura blush
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze 
© Kim R. Russell (2017)

pink sakura blush
trees dressed in finest splendor
adorned with butterflies

spring’s kimono falls to earth
showering a wind eyed child
dancing in excitement

silk snatched by a breeze
ethereal pink cloud drifts
towards the water

Fireflies

Carpe Diem #1684 Troiku Month (13) Fireflies

steamy night
fireflies
out in the rain                © Jim Kacian

steamy night
heat lightening flashes
in darkening skies

fireflies
dance across the lawn
decorating the trees

out in the rain
cooling in the fine droplets
stars prod through the clouds

After the Rain

Carpe Diem #1683 Troiku Month (12) White Valley CloudsAfter

after the rain
breathing deeply
white valley clouds

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

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after the rain
heat of the earth rising
to my fingertips

breathing deeply
damp earth mingled with jasmine
ancient memories

white valley clouds
rekindling promises
tear stains dry

Wind of Fuji

Carpe Diem #1682 Troiku month (11) The Wind Of Fuji

the wind of Fuji
I’ve brought on my fan
a gift from Edo                       © Basho

the wind of Fuji
scented with romance
tantalizing

I’ve brought on my fan
hiding my glances
cooling desires

a gift from Edo
still felt upon my skin
secret remembrance

Gathering flowers

gathering flowers
unexpected guests
come to dinner

© Jane Reichhold (taken from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

 

gathering flowers
walk in spring woods
arousing appetite

unexpected guests
arrive early afternoon
crawl across table

come to dinner
enjoy natures beauties
watch out for chiggers

The Aroma of Pine

Carpe Diem #1676 Troiku Month (5) the aroma of pine

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the aroma of pine
and the young morning’s fresh rain
reach my words
© Hamish “Managua” Gunn (Taken from “Shinrin Yoku, the art of forest bathing”)

the aroma of pine
fills up the senses
stirring desires

and the young morning’s fresh rain
breathing new life
into parched earth

reach my words
water of imagination
life in barren fields

Spring Snow

Carpe Diem #1675 Troiku Month (4) spring snow

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

spring snow
daffodils bow their heads
silent prayers lifted

purifies earth and heaven –
resurrected crocus peer
out of the snow

our enemies perish
demons within vanquished
water droplets drip

Kite

Carpe Diem #1641 a modern kigo … kite
 

 

large trash bag and yarn
brother and I race down street
wishing for real kite

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