Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


Carpe Diem Timeglass

Weeping Willow

Carpe Diem Time Glass #35 Weeping Willowboat-willow

weeping willow kisses
the Monet’s quiet  pond
stirring the lilies 


Basho’s First Celebrate

Carpe Diem #31 Baho’s First Celebrate 

mazu iwae ume o kokoro no fuyu-gomeri 

first celebrate
the flowers in your heart
confined in winter   © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

cherish the memories
from the autumn of life
to reseed in spring


awaken the bulb
from dormant slumber
with gentle hands


know the delight
of spring petals


capture the joy
of a summer day
to warm the winter

Young Leaves

Carpe Diem Time Glass #28 Young Leaves

Inspiration photo from our host at Carpe Diem


under the leaf litter
tender new leaves unfurl
stretching toward the sun


water droplets pool
on tender garden leaves
reflecting the flowers


water droplets bead
among tender new leaves
spider web revealed


Carpe Diem #27 Time Glass Sunshine


golden rays shine
through the parting clouds
floodwaters recede



Carpe Diem Time Glass #25  Entwined


late summer
morning glories entwined
with shadows

Sound of Winter

Carpe Diem Time Glass #24


water’s edge
sound of water


Carpe Diem Time Glass # 23 Bamboo

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji (化野念仏寺 Adashino Nenbutsuji?) is a Buddhist temple in UkyokuKyoto,Japan.

Credit: wiki media

across the bamboo bridge
ten thousand candles lit
for the souls of the dead

First Kiss

Carpe Diem Time Glass # 22 First Kiss

their first kiss
his cheeks turn crimson
like her lips


that first kiss
upon the newborn’s brow

a frog jumps in

 Carpe Diem Time glass # 20 a frog jumps in  Haibun in 75 words.

Photo by Dave Campbell via flicker

In the state parks, I played with my siblings on summer vacations, We had no waterlilies, but plenty of creeks and ponds.. We entered critter races with other children. One  year a raccoon ate our grits and the bathrooms were flooded with frogs.

in a cold pond
fat tadpole swims
between my fingers


splatting sound
of green tree frogs
in a wet bathhouse


in the shower house
my sister’s screams
frog on her head

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