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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

Sweet Perfume

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #54 Crossroads Crystal Brook (troiku)

crystal brook
reflects the willow trees
birds sing their song

sweet perfume
memories of a loved one
Jasmine blossom

© Yozakura

jasmine scent
stirred by the brook
birdsong memories

jasmine scent
her sweet perfume

stirred by the brook
cattails gently sway
against the pail blue sky

birdsong memories
how I long for summer
carefree days

Sparkle of Joy

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


moonlight stroll
floral aroma and your hand
sparkling joy

a winter’s love

Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #11 “a winter’s love”

torn apart clothes
thrown against a beach pole
a winter’s love
bare footed
wandering about the nude beach
in heart of winter


© Chèvrefeuille

winter love
shedding our clothes
along the beach

On the Field

Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 Ozaki Hosai’s “on the field”

on the field
where evening has died out,
my footsteps

the heart
that seeks something
I release to the sea

© Ozaki Hosai (revised by Chèvrefeuille)

evening has faded
my heart listening
for your footsteps

A Leafless Tree

Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #6 A Leafless Tree (Soseki Natsume)

the crow has flown away:
swaying in the evening sun,
a leafless tree.

over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

© Soseki Natsume


howling winds rage
a leafless tree sways
winter sunset


winter storm
Canadian geese fly
into the sunset


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