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Poetry and Haiku



Dust Storm

along the horizon
a dust cloud rises and swoops
a strange bird of prey


Carpe Diem haiku Kai: Sunday Time Challenge #2: rainbow

weeding the garden
foreboding afternoon sky
graced with a rainbow


misstep in puddle
a rainbow swirls and clings
to my new boots

Sunday morning
my grandchild ask me to sew
a rainbow tie


quiet evening
through bare branches
a pale rainbow

early evening
three fish swim though
rainbow on my floor

Return of Carpe Diem Haiku Kia

Hopefully this is the return of regular postings at Carpe Diem. Playing catch up since I was not aware Kristjaan was posting again.


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1857: a meditation.

stormy weather
with the dawn a fallen oak
cry of a new grandchild


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Weekend Meditation #100: waves of love

sleepless night
dark shadows mock the moon
shivering with cold

suddenly warm arms reach out
waves of love enfolding me


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1856: Restarting?

smoldering rubble
all the crazies
spread conspiracies


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1358 Clouds

down the beach
at the height of winter waves
mist clouds                                    © Jane Reichhold 

summer sands carried back to sea
my heart shrinks with the beach     © Dolores Fegan

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


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


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)


Pandemic lockdown
hospice patients pass
without witness

Autumn walk
decapitated mushrooms
line the path


Unending rain
Black spot and root rot
Embrace the garden


Autumn cold
my thoughts swimming
in lemon tea


Changing seasons
another leave released
to the wind


autumn tears
an oak tree drowns
in a mushroom cap


Pandemic scare
my dreams mired
in stagnant pool


Autumn prayers
a monarch Butterfly lands
on my outstretched hand

Hoarfrost -Troiku

fragile beauty
cranberries covered with sugar
first hoarfrost                  © Chèvrefeuille

fragile beauty
windows glazed over
crystal frost feather

cranberries covered with sugar
garnish rich cake tops
abet temptation 

first hoarfrost
crying kitten wakes household
to winter wonderland

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