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Poetry and Haiku

Pedicularis

Carpe Diem #1203 Pedicularis 

Species of flowers known as lousewort.  There are between 350-600 different species of this plant with many medicinal properties.

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Credit :Werner Witte 

midsummer mountains
lousewort, poppies and buttercups
paint dramatic pictures

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pedicularis
brushes the wild yak
whispering secrets

 

 

Corydalis

Carpe Diem #1202 Corydalis

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secrets of the past
revealed to modern science
corydalis

 

Campanula

Carpe Diem #1201 Campanula (Blue Bell)

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strawberry moon rises
mountainside blushes
with campanula

Prayer Flags

Carpe Diem #1199 prayer flags, messengers for the gods

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cold morning
prayer flags snap in the breeze
warming hopes

~~~

fluttering flags
prayers whisked away
colors fading

In the Light of Dawn

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #19 in the light of dawn (Chèvrefeuille, your host)

in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

birds rise from shadow
voices dispel the darkness

©Dolores

Fragment and Phrase

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #17 fragment and phrase

I wrote this poem and then edited trying to use the fragment phrase .  With each edit I was happy until I looked at it the next day.  Not quite happy yet, leaning toward the first now.  Anyway here are my attempts.  ( Here is one of the bluejay inspecting my strawberry patch.)

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bluejays squabble
over scarlet berries
not one left unblemished

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bluejays  squabble
not one left unblemished
scarlet berries

~~~

squabbling bluejays
my scarlet berries
blemished

 

 

 

Dandelion, Dandelion

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)

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dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

                    © Ogiwara Seisensui

winter’s last kiss
blown out to sea

                     ©Dolores

Taste of Nature

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)

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Credit: Haney Road

taste of nature
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
                                                                                 © Sara McNulty
mosquitos and pricked fingers
callout to mother

                                                                                  ©Dolores

First Autumn

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #6 first autumn morning (Murakami Kijo)

IMG_2464first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face                          
© Murakami Kijo

lines of laughter etched deep
eyes imbued with suffering                   ©Dolores

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