Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


October 2018


Carpe Diem #1533 Xenolith



tumultuous changes
embraced by your family
I still stand out
smiling you whisper
“Diamonds are xenoliths.”

Weekend Meditation #56 Crossroads (2)

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #56 Crossroads

Fussion Haiku

the winter river;
down it come floating
flowers offered to Buddha

© Buson

just outside the gate
the road slopes downward
winter trees

© Shiki


flowers of autumn
captured in the winter river
gated until spring

Weekend Meditation # 56 Crossroads

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #56 Crossroads

Fussion Haiku

a strange flower
for birds and butterflies
the autumn sky             © Basho

the pheasant cries
as if it just noticed
the mountain                    © Issa


autumn skies
the pheasant’s cry
kisses the mountain


Carpe Diem #1530 Universe … Soliloquy No Renga (solo-renga)

circle of life
seasons come and go … always
the Cosmos leads us                           © Chèvrefeuille   

swirling entities
ever expanding  universe

tiny stars share their light
gaseous giant feeding life 
of unbounded wonders

each following a unique
cycle of life and death

brilliant changes
in a continuous pattern
of color and movement

each organism adding
it’s flavor to the mix

our own individualism
brings unique beauty
to natures intricacies

our lives interconnected
in the circle of life


Carpe Diem #1529 Together … (Tan Renga Challenge)

moonflowersimg_1261hitotsuya ni yuujo mo netari hagi to tsuki

courtesan and monk,
sleeping  under one roof together,
moon in a field of clover

                                                                                   © Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

heady perfumes fill the air
night garden epicenter of activity


Carpe Diem #1528 Shasei



beautyberry sways
ladened with purple berries
and chirping robins



Rustling Leaves

Carpe Diem #1527 Rustling Leaves (extreme haibun)



An autumn walk  the woods, squirrels chatter overhead.  Straw colored grass-heads bow in the breeze.  Leaves skate down the pine trees with a cascading rustle.  Afternoon sun casting long acorn shadows on the ground.

full hunter moon
shines on a scattered carpet
of autumn color



Renga With H.F. Noyes

Carpe Diem #1523 H.F. Noyes’ … rusty toy truck (Renga With …)

1_U3ZZKcL7fw7ZI1nqe-DD1g.jpegbright fall day
the brook wanders off
its shimmer lingers

wittering pine siskins
flashing yellow

raking aside leaves
on the backyard pond
I release the moon
a koi breaks its hold

in a wake of ripples

evening walk
the creak of my boots
invades the stars
stirrings of crickets echo
in the distance an owl’s screech

full moon rising
nowhere on the empty beach
to hide our love
seeds of passion surge

a stolen kiss returned

as if nothing happened
the crow there
the willow here
walk continues

down forgotten trail

rusty toy truck
stuck on the mudbank
a cargo of blossoms
filtered light of a street lamp
illuminating sakura

© H.F. Noyes © Dolores 

Lao Tzu

Carpe Diem #1521 Lao Tzu … flexibility of water


“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” (Lao Tzu)

water gently flows
over the rock face
etching new features

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