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Poetry and Haiku

Month

June 2015

Departing Summer

Carpe Diem # 766 Departing Summer

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daylilies
tangled in morning glories
still bloom

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down the garden path
seeds ripen

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coneflowers peer
above the tall grass
hiding a finch

Leaves

Carpe Diem #675 Leaves

after the rain
water clinging
to leaf tips

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leaves fold
at a gentle touch
inspiring interest

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summer leaves
quiver in autumn sunlight
whispering softly

Stone

Carpe Diem 764 “stones”

warm pebbles
tumble from your pocket
clinking in washer

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around the seedling
circle of white stones
marking hope

Indian summer

Carpe Diem Time Machine # 10 Indian Summer

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after the frost
an indian summer revives
corner of garden

Outdoor Concerts

Carpe Diem #763 Outdoor Concerts

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hot dusty grounds
blankets and laughter
guitar music flowing
children dance and play
Cornerstone festival

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summer concert
midnight oil rocking out
on Coney Island

Basho’s Boiled Rice Slop

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #91, Basho’s boiled rice slop

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boiled rice slop
his old lady fans the treat
with evening coolness           © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

distant laughter of a child
stirs memories and smiles

At the Seashore

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #49 at the seashore (Vision Quest reprise)

Write 3 haiku on seashore using :  waves,  seagulls and  sundown

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white foam
churning up sand –
food for terns


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seagull’s reflection
follows him along after him
at water’s edge


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sundown
a pod of dolphin
heading home

Pines

Carpe Diem #761 pines

whispering pines
on a hot summer’s eve
bring sweet relief

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almost hidden
among purple cone flowers
a small white pine

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glistening drops
of morning fog cling
to the pines

Summer Solstice

Carpe Diem #759 long day/ summer solstice

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the sun so full
no room for shadows
in the garden

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long summer’s day
watermelon on the porch
sweet juice dripping

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