Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


June 2016

Day 180 — Wild Chickory — Finding Beauty Each Day

Day 180 — Wild Chickory — Finding Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty comes in the form of pale blue chickory and queen Anne’s lace growing along the roadside. Seeing these really let’s me know that summer is upon us. It reminds me of hot summer walks, searching for fossils and pretty stones. It reminds me of raking dry itchy grass on a sunny afternoon and sharing an slushy with my sisters when finished. It reminds me of crickets chirping and flashing lightening bugs. When I see the wild chickory I see my childhood and smile.

wild chickory
swaying in the breeze
carrying my youth


Carpe Diem #986 Poland

By Cezary p at the Polish language Wikipedia,

Wieliczka Salt Mine –Poland has had a salt mine rgat has veen opperated since the 14th century.  Witjin it there are lots of carvings and even a chandelier mafe of salr cyrstals.

By Adam Kumiszcza


the spice of life
hidden in the earth
awaiting discovery

Day 179 -Hummingbird- Finding Beauty Each Day

Day 179 -Hummingbird- Finding Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty is found in the form of a long awaited of the first arrival of a hummingbird. The mimosa have been in full bloom for several weeks and still not one signing. Finally today just before dusk I found a female hummingbird at one of the feeders. I sat our as the sun set and watched for it to return with a heightened sense of the beauty of the flowers, birds and trees

in the garden
a flash of red and emerald
hummingbirds return


Carpe Diem #985 Austria

crystal blue lakes
snowcapped mountains
breathtaking beauty

Day 178 -Heat Lightening- Finding Beauty Each Day

Day 178 -Heat Lightening- Finding Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty was found during out midnight walk. The dark skies were full of white cumulus clouds and brilliant constellations, The night air was humid and muggy. Not long into our walk we noticed the clouds lighting up. They were back kit with heat lightening. Sometimes under the midnight sky the entire sky lit up and others just a long spiral of light going upward. When you see all the marvelous sights in nature it makes you believe in a creator or intelligent design rather than the randomness of chance,

under the heavens
midnight sky and clouds
lit with hear lightening


Carpe Diem #984 Malta



crystal clear seas
window to a new wotld
beneath the surface


Carpe Diem #983 Lithuania


By Diliff (Own work)


hill of ctosses
momentoes left behind
in hopes of favors



Carpe Diem #982 Latvia

Gaujas River

floating silently
down the Gaujas River
reflections abound

Gauja National Park

streaming sunlight
dancing on the waters
skipping over stones


Carpe Diem #981 Spain



across Tenerife
the bandurria ‘s strum
evolking song



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