Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


Carpe Diem #1203 Pedicularis 

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

Credit :Werner Witte 

midsummer mountains
lousewort, poppies and buttercups
paint dramatic pictures


brushes the wild yak
whispering secrets




Carpe Diem #1202 Corydalis


secrets of the past
revealed to modern science



Carpe Diem #1201 Campanula (Blue Bell)


strawberry moon rises
mountainside blushes
with campanula

Prayer Flags

Carpe Diem #1199 prayer flags, messengers for the gods


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


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.)


bluejays squabble
over scarlet berries
not one left unblemished


bluejays  squabble
not one left unblemished
scarlet berries


squabbling bluejays
my scarlet berries




Dandelion, Dandelion

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


dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

                    © Ogiwara Seisensui

winter’s last kiss
blown out to sea


Taste of Nature

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

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


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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