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Suzuran

Carpe Diem #1281 Suzuran (Lilly of the Valley)

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a spot of shade
lily of the valley drops
it’s sweet fragrance

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Robert Frost’s October

 Carpe Diem #1272 October (Robert Frost)

October

by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call.
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled, 
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

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Photo by by ** REgiNA **

 

morning web
beguiled in sunlight and dew
amber leaf

 

 

Reflection

Carpe Diem #1269 reflection

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autumn reflections
my heart melts
in a pool of color

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evening
mirrored in ripples
reflections

 

Lanterns

Carpe Diem #1268 shuntoo (spring lantern) This prompt made me think instantly of  John Singer Sargent’s painting.

 

garden splendor
lighting paper lanterns
for Mama’s party

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as fireflies dance
we waltz one more waltz
paper  lanterns sway

Neighborhood of Color

Carpe Diem #1263 neighborhood of colors

plum blossom in the snow

 

celebration
finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms                       © Chèvrefeuille

gifted with winter’s last breath
pink petals shiver briefly

sun rises
by noon last snow melts –
puddles of slush

moister seeps into ground
stirring seeds from slumber

crocus raise their heads
peeking out from decade leaves
seeking sunlight


trees sport new green leaves
among branches birds build nest

 

 

 

Celebration

Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

plum blossom in the snow

celebration
finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms                       © Chèvrefeuille

gifted with winter’s last breath
pink petals shiver briefly

sun rises
by noon last snow melts –
puddles of slush

moister seeps into ground
stirring seeds from slumber

crocus raise their heads
peeking out from decade leaves
seeking sunlight

trees sport new green leaves
among branches birds build nest

 

 

Neighborhood of Colors

Carpe Diem #1263 neighborhood of colors

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colors of hope
shine upon the hillside
living life

Courtyard Blues

Carpe Diem #1262 courtyard blues

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saxophone notes
spilling into the courtyard
all of my blues

 

 

Pleasure of Reading

 Carpe Diem #1261 The Pleasure of Reading

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The Pleasure of Reading

long sleepless night
the pleasure of reading
brings me company

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