Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


Carpe Diem #1363 Taklamakan Desert (the “Sea of Death”)(Northern route)


unearthed secrets
quickly recovered in sand
sea of death


emptiness spreads
no oais in the desert
barren heart



Carpe Diem #1362 Gansu (Northern route)

peace travels
to the Maijishan Caves
along the silk road

Chang’an (Northern Route)

Carpe Diem #1361 Chang’an (Northern Route)


morning light
kisses the mountain peeks
as I pray


terra-cotta army
guards the city
of perpetual peace



The Silk Road

Carpe Diem #1360 Along The Silk Road – Introduction

restless night
a walk in the garden
uneasy thoughts


spice garden
sweet scents entwine
with the night air

Leaf Blanket

In The Spotlight At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai — An Open Stage #1 Wrapped in a leaf blanket


leaf shadows
dance upon the wall
autumn arrival


ghostly tree shadows
tap the window

Cherita 10

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #17 Out of The Carpe Diem Box …


deep under the ice

the sound of creaking
winter thaw beginning early

no chance to skate
must wait another year
as thoughts turn to spring

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

lost in the corn fields
sound of laughter
hidden children

sounds of summer
invading my dreams
stirring hope

within a maze
faded memories

The Dust of Stars

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #15 Soliloquy no Renga “the dust of stars”



the dust of stars
shining radiance            © Jane Reichhold

into the cosmos
falling to earth

invisible particles
filling the air we breath
floating through us

every tissue remade
star like, never static

a balance between
living and dying
cells regenerating

our bodies dynamic
ever apart of nature

our own thoughts
mingled with the dust of ages

Cold wind

Haiku Shuukan #3 (’18) Cold wind


winter sleet
coated branches creak
eerily in  wind


cruel wind
pierces my coat
freezing my tears
yet I stand faithful
watching your departure

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