Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku



Morning Frost – Yaha

Carpe Diem #1534 Yaha … one of Basho’s ten greatest disciples (crossroads)

asajimo ya shi no sune omou yuki no kure

morning frost –
I think of the shins of my master
on a night with snow

chikara na ya hiza o kakaete fuyugomori

no strength left –
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude

© Yaha



of winter solitude
this frosty night


snowy night
rubbing warmth to my arms
missing you

Sparkle of Joy

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


moonlight stroll
floral aroma and your hand
sparkling joy

Crossroads #10

Carpe Diem Crossroads #10 Jane Reichhold’s “rainbows of high tide”

coming to sea cliffs
the off-shore breeze raises
a flower fragrance

out of a wave
rainbows of high tide
arching wind

© Jane Reichhold

on the sea cliff
waves of long hair
billow in the wind


sea spray
a rainbow raised
in the wind


flush of pink heather
waves of fragrance
ebb and flow

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



Carpe Diem Crossroads #1 Introduction to a new feature and a first try

alone on the beach
only the cries of seagulls –
breathing silence

© Chèvrefeuille

And the other one I have chosen is by my master, Matsuo Basho:

young leaves
I would like to wipe away
tears in your eyes

© Basho


tears trickle
breathing in silence
only a gulls cry

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