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January 2016

Snowflake

Carpe Diem #904 Kazahana (snowflakes)

at the feeder
the cardinal’s feathers
dusted in snow


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a snowflake clings
to the cardinal’s beak
momentarily


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snowflakes sparkle
on the squirrel’s coat
digging for nuts



Autumn Rains (2)

Carpe Diem Vernacular #2 autumn rains (herfstregenbuien)

in the twilight
autumn leaves rain –
catching sunlight
a gust of wind stirring
adagio of color


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before the rain
three red leaves
herald autumn


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after the rains
one autumn leaf waves –
signaling winter


Autumn rains

Carpe Diem Vernacular #2 autumn rains (herfstregenbuien)

trailing the rain
solitary red leaf
follows the river


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autumn rain
two red leaves sail
the gutter


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autumn rain falls
the drip from the eves echoes
in the curl of a leaf


Cold Moon

Carpe Diem #902 Kangetsu (cold moon)

this snowy night
the full moon caught
in a web of branches


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this bitter night
the full moon casts it light
on my warm breath


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trudging in the cold
the full moon adding depth
to the snow


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this cold moon
calling me from my sleep
dreams frozen


Revise that Haiku

Carpe Diem Special #193 Revise That Haiku … a trip along memory lane

Daibutsu no katahada no yuki toki ni keri

the snow has melted
on one shoulder
of the Great Buddha

© Shiki

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snow has melted
on only one side
of the bird feeder


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Lichen and moss bloom
on the sun worn side
of  the wooden cross


Tanka

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #66 Teika’s Ten Tanka Techniques by Jane Reichhold

winter afternoon
fluttering on the lawn
a large butterfly
on closer inspection
only a leaf skeleton



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in the garden
I search for signs of spring
daffodil leaves dawn
predictions of winter snow
overshadow my joy


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Spend

Haiku Horizons prompt “Spend

spring blossoms
blanketed in fresh snow
winter not quite spent

 

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spends the morning chirring
and cracking walnuts

After the Snow

Carpe Diem #898 Yukibare (clear sky between (after) snowfall)

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After the storm
blue shadows
decorate the lawn

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lawn transformations
after the snowstorm
art with sun and shade

 

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After the Snow

Carpe Diem #898 Yukibare (clear sky between (after) snowfall)

 

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after the snowstorm
tracks crisscross the porch
maring the snow


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after the snow fall
birds line the porch rail
for a snack


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between snowfalls
a myriad of activity
featuring birds


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after the storm
bird antics 
and feasting


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