Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


June 2018


Carpe Diem #1460 heat at zenith (hizakari)

I’ve been too busy to post so I’m posting threesummer prompts


Carpe Diem #1458 short night (mijikayo)

this short night
the mosquito’a  whin
filling the cracks 


Carpe Diem #1459 evening lull (yuunagi)

evening lull
we sit on the swing
counting fireflies


Carpe Diem #1460 heat at zenith (hizakari)

heat of the day
the cicadas pulsating buzz
stirring discomfort




Renga Challenge #1

 Carpe Diem’s Renga Challenge #1 a cherry tree blooming in old age

The haiku are © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold, “Basho, The Complete Haiku”  The renga lines are mine.

the voice of reeds
sounds like the autumn wind
from another mouth

echoing with loneliness
stirring the hopes of the past

in summer rain
would you be happy with
the moon’s face

when an other’s wistful eyes
shine much brighter than the stars

separated by clouds
the wild goose lives apart for a while
from his friend

someday soon, my darling love
we too will be together

Cherry Blossom – Fusion Troiku

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #37 Troiku Challenge “Time”

perpetual snow
reflects the sunlight –
I dream of a nude beach                            © Chèvrefeuille


through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze                                              © Chèvrefeuille


cherry blossoms
reflecting sunlight
snowy breeze                                      My fusion Haiku

Hanami at the riverside




cherry blossoms
reflecting sunlight
snowy breeze

cherry blossoms
fading to soon
passage to summer

reflecting sunlight
teardrops fall
on faded petals

snowy breeze
dries my tears
carrying new hope


Carpe Diem June 2018 One Sunny Day summer kigo

moonflower fades
beauty so fleeting
time spirals


white blossom
kissed in moonlight
alluring aroma

river frog (kajika)

Carpe Diem #1449 river frog (kajika)

humid night
the river frog sings
of coolness


midnight walk
spring peepers drown
all conversation


Carpe Diem #1448 afterglow (yuuyake)

Afterglow (yuuyake) means literary “burnt evening” or yuuyake, the glow of the sky at sunset.

fading glow
myriad of birdsong
close the day


golden glow
sound of geese landing
summer evening


sinking sun
golden cast settles
on the lake


New Tea

Carpe Diem #1447 new tea (shincha)


unexpected chill
I sip hot tea and gaze
at summer flowers


Cooling on the Porch

Carpe Diem #1445 cooling on the porch (hashi-i)


we sip tea
children chase fireflies
swing creaks softly



Sparkle of Joy

Carpe Diem’s Sparkle Of Joy … introduction and first “task”


moonlight stroll
floral aroma and your hand
sparkling joy

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