Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


August 2016


Haiku Horizins:climb

spring morning
clematis climb the trellis
peek in  the window


late summer
morning glories climb
the rosebush


snake climbs
the autumn sedum
to bask in sun


climbing the stairs
our breath lingers
cold and icy


Carpe Diem #1029 Felt With The Heart

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Hellen Keller

My father taught us all about the constellations as a child.  We lay out all night and watched the meteor showers twice a year.   I continued this tradition with my own children.  Still love is a bigger adventure.

star gazing
your hand slips into mine
the whole world changes


For the past 15 years we have raised and release swallowtail butterflies.  Every time it is a thrill to watch their maiden voyage.  Watching my daughter and her concern for each caterpillar is also wonderful.  Now I an passing the tradition on to my grandchildren.


watching you release
another butterfly
my heart soars



Psalm 7:7–9

7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.
8 Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure — 
you, the righteous God
who probes minds and hearts.


Convene us Lord before you
 Rule over us and judge us
 Help us rise above violence
 and fill our hearts with righteousness


Carpe Diem #1022 dreams

“I know I am a dreamer … but I belief strongly, that love will conquer all evil … and as Spring is here again than I only can say: Yes love has conquered again!!” Chèvrefeuille


spring again
a green shoot protrudes
from mud and snow


Ask Jane #6

Carpe Diem Theme Week (6) 6 Haiku by Jane for your inspiration. These poems are written from inspiration of a poem for each season, chosen by Carpe Diewm’s hostb, To read the chose poems by Jane Reichhold visit the link above J


New Years

New Year’s gong
resonates through the trees
I count each stroke

(108 strokes -one to expel each weakness)

SpringSpringShortened night

bird songs
shorten the night
your arms hold me


we dance
in soft moonlight
barefoot in wet grass


Image Credit : David R Tribble


early autumn
you drew our silhouettes
on the hot pavement



newspaper wrapped
around each rosebush
anticipating snow

108 -Tan Renga

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #109


before the spring equinox;
the cold will last
only a night or two more                       (Rotsu)

the light of the full moon shines
hope stirs in my frozen heart           (Dolores)

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