Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem #1203 Pedicularis 

Species of flowers known as lousewort.  There are between 350-600 different species of this plant with many medicinal properties.

Credit :Werner Witte 

midsummer mountains
lousewort, poppies and buttercups
paint dramatic pictures


brushes the wild yak
whispering secrets




Carpe Diem #1201 Campanula (Blue Bell)


strawberry moon rises
mountainside blushes
with campanula

Prayer Flags

Carpe Diem #1199 prayer flags, messengers for the gods


cold morning
prayer flags snap in the breeze
warming hopes


fluttering flags
prayers whisked away
colors fading

Dandelion, Dandelion

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)


dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

                    © Ogiwara Seisensui

winter’s last kiss
blown out to sea


Taste of Nature

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)
Credit: Haney Road

taste of nature
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
                                                                                 © Sara McNulty
mosquitos and pricked fingers
callout to mother


First Autumn

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #6 first autumn morning (Murakami Kijo)

IMG_2464first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face                          
© Murakami Kijo

lines of laughter etched deep
eyes imbued with suffering                   ©Dolores

Tan Renga Challenge

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month (Second Edition), May 2017 #1 on a gust of wind

on a gust of wind
the cherry blossoms dance through the streets
in praise of the Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

fiercely kitten pounces
torn pink petal lies still


Spring Shawl

Carpe Diem #1191 (spring) shawl or haru shoru

grandmother’s blue shawl
still perfumed with the spring wind
and the scent of home

Spring Wind

Carpe Diem #1190 spring wind (supuringu waindo)


spring wind
grass ruffles and bends
violets quiver



scent of lilac
carried on the spring wind
rousing moonlight


spring wind
tickles flowering clusters
on the maple tree



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