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Morning Awakenings

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1854 morning awakenings

morning awakenings:
among window curtains’ flower
a blade of gray sky

© Alexey Andreyev

another day ends
reaching for the stars and the moon
into the dreamworld

© Chèvrefeuille

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task to create a “crossroads” haiku.

stars and the moon
merge into dream world flowers
morning sky seems gray

Sparkling Dew

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1853 Sparkling Dew (Tan Renga)

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew 

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                     © Jane Reichhold
my grandson pours the contents
from one leaf to another.       © Dolores Fegan

Pebbles

Carpe Diem’s Sunday Time Challenge #1: Pebbles

fallen bird seed
among the fresh laid pebbles
sunflowers sprout

#1850 Dried Grass

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1850 dried grass

tabi ni yande yume wa kareno wo kake meguru

falling sick on a journey
my dream goes wandering
over a field of dried grass

© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

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Pandemic lockdown
hospice patients pass
without witness

Autumn walk
decapitated mushrooms
line the path

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Unending rain
Black spot and root rot
Embrace the garden

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Autumn cold
my thoughts swimming
in lemon tea

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Changing seasons
another leave released
to the wind

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autumn tears
an oak tree drowns
in a mushroom cap

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Pandemic scare
my dreams mired
in stagnant pool

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Autumn prayers
a monarch Butterfly lands
on my outstretched hand

Trying to Restart Again

Carpe Diem #1846 Trying to restart again


wet spring
discarding drown plants
setting new seedlings

replacing flowers
by the cold wet stone
spring hatchlings chirp
tears dried, visits lessen
conversation growing thin

Renga With … waiting for the full moon

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #116 Renga With … waiting for the full moon

in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum                          © Buson


spring breeze toys with my jacket
gilling the folds with winter

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream                        © Chiyo-Ni

meadow grasses gently sway
on the edges of my dreams

the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping               © Shiki

the laziness of summer
encompassing the last light

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon                © Chèvrefeuille

this midsummer’s night I too
await the goddess

the autumn wind:
thickets and fields also,
Fuha Barrier                                      © Basho

leaves swirl in the shallow waters
bumping the rock of Fuha

simply trust:
do not also the petals flutter down,
just like that                                      © Issa

Autumn’s colorful dance
will give way to a new spring

Valentine’s Day

Carpe Diem #1811 Valentine’s Day …

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coldest day this year
we light all the candles
slow dancing for warmth

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Day After Valentine’s

Carpe Diem #1812 The Day After Valentine’s Day …

maxine

day after valentine’s
needle bumping the turn table
clothes scattered on floor

day after valentine’s day
you wrap your arms around me
as I wash dishes

paper cards pinned
on the refrigerator
love frozen in time

Choka – Wedding Bells

Carpe Diem #1809 Wedding Bells
The choka can be almost any length, because its form depends on alternating phrases (or lines) containing either seven of five sound units (onji). The end of the poem is signaled by two lines of seven sounds. So the form is five/seven, five/seven, five seven, …. , seven/seven.   it is then followed by a tanka like envoy. This was a popular form of  Japanese poetry in the 9th century.

hands folded in prayer
eyes closed as if still sleeping
we each kiss your cheek
one hundred years old
mourned by all you touched
a life time of love
scattered over the seasons
nurturing many
friendships bathed in sunlight
blossoming through your kindness

the death bell tolls out
but is it for the mourning
or a wedding tune
this death day your reunion
your marriage in heaven

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