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Crossroads: Chilly Coolness

Carpe Diem Crossroads #13 chilly coolness
two haiku to work with:

chilly coolness
my feet on the wall
for a midday nap

the color of wind
planted artlessly
in a garden of reeds

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

colorful wind
afternoon serenade
flowers sway along

 

colorful wind
twirling all the linen
this wash day

afternoon serenade
resting in the oak’s shade
feet dangling in brook

flowers sway along
as the air is stirred
by working women

 

 

 

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A Distant Mountain

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”
a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

mountain paulownia tree
t
he last leaf falls silently

in the sunlight

mountain paulownia tree
d
eep purple shadows
bathed in stories

the last leaf falls silentl
y
no one around to see
it’s departure

in the sunlight
tales of the past
no longer remembered

Cherry Blossom – Fusion Troiku

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #37 Troiku Challenge “Time”

perpetual snow
reflects the sunlight –
I dream of a nude beach                            © Chèvrefeuille

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through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze                                              © Chèvrefeuille

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cherry blossoms
reflecting sunlight
snowy breeze                                      My fusion Haiku

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Hanami at the riverside

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cherry blossoms
reflecting sunlight
snowy breeze

cherry blossoms
fading to soon
passage to summer

reflecting sunlight
teardrops fall
on faded petals

snowy breeze
dries my tears
carrying new hope

Bare Branches – Troiku

 Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #31 Troiku … “bare branches”

bare branches
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet

© Yozakura, the Wandering Spirit

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bare branches
stretch in the dawn
dropping shadows

a painting against the blue sky
fades quickly
winter approaches

leaves under my feet
crackle with the frost
the sting of your absence

Weekend Meditation -First Line Only

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #16 Only The First Line “steel blue night”

“a walk through the city”

a walk through the city
wet snow clinging
to the heart

“hot summer day”

hot summer day
the mosquito’s whine
blended with beauty

“the passing spring”

the passing spring
daffodils fade
into the night

“steel blue night”

steel blue night
moonflowers burgeon
across the lawn

 

Troiku Challenge

“lost in the corn fields”

lost in the corn fields
sounds of summer
reverberating

lost in the corn fields
sound of laughter
hidden children

sounds of summer
invading my dreams
stirring hope

reverberating
within a maze
faded memories

Weekend Meditation -Troiku 3

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #12 Christmas Troiku

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between battle and peace
writing haiku                                
© Chèvrefeuille               

ancient warriors
reliving heroic deeds
in story and song

between battle and peace
horrors of war fade
fighting glorified

writing haiku
drawing strength from nature
resolving conflict

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #12 Christmas Troiku (2)

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #12 Christmas Troiku

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Christmas bells
pouring excitement
into the air                                            © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

 

Christmas bells
toll the midnight hour
worshippers depart

pouring excitement
fat flakes waltz from heaven
moon lighting the way

into the air
carols fade
world transformed

Weekend Meditation – Troiku (1)

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #12 Christmas Troiku

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winter solitude –
in a world of one color
the sound of wind                             © Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

winter solitude –
a gust of wind
steals my hat

in a world of one color
faint tracks of a rabbit
crisscross the lawn

the sound of wind
dancing in the branches
sifting snow

Troiku – Haiku’s state of mind

Carpe Diem #1290 spiritual way – Haiku’s state of mind – zen

Troiku

emptiness
deep inside
missing you

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emptiness
garden stripped
of joy

 

deep inside
unending ache
your departure

 

missing you
unending winter
bathed in tears

 

 

 

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