Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku



End of Summer

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #59 Variety … “end of summer”

Chaffinch -by finchfight
Chaffinch -by finchfight

harvest moon
the fox gleans fallen grain
a mouse in shadow


the chaffinch
picks seed from spent coneflowers
crowned in morning glory


Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #58 Dodoitsu

A little known Japanese poetry form used mostly for songs handed down orally.  Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre.  I gave it a try and wrote two.


in the light of the full moon
a moonflower opens up
her star shaped face now full
one night for glory


a cool breath of autumn air
slips in through hidden crevice
caressing your bare shoulders
hints of summers end


Moonlight Tanka

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #54 lost in the woods about tanka


                               in waning moonlight
                               I scribble poetry and notes
                               adjectives flourish
                               unable to still my mind
                               I reminisce through the night


Full Circle Challenge “heaven”

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #52 full circle challenge “heaven”

  1. Heaven
  2. Clouds
  3. Palm tree
  4. Fountain
  5. Goddess
  6. Desert
  7. Jazz cafe
  8. Duke Ellington
  9. Summer night
  10. Honeysuckle
  11. Ancient road
  12. Hill


summer heavens
full of stars and clouds
palm tree silhouettes


fountain flows
from the goddesses’ vase
into the dessert


at the jazz café
Duke Ellington rendition
swinging summer night


honeysuckle lines
the ancient road
sweetening the hill


Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #51 classical way of writing haiku


dusty cover
lost within the pages
a magical dream

Tokubetsudesu #50 one-bun – Eagle Nebula

Tokubetsudesu #50 one-bun

Eagle Nebula

cosmic cloud of dust, helium and other gases spanning light years.

pillars of creation incubating new stars


At the Seashore

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #49 at the seashore (Vision Quest reprise)

Write 3 haiku on seashore using :  waves,  seagulls and  sundown


white foam
churning up sand –
food for terns


seagull’s reflection
follows him along after him
at water’s edge


a pod of dolphin
heading home

N. Scott Momaday’s “the Delight Song of Tsoai-talee”

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #44, N. Scott Momaday’s “the Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” CD-Distillation

The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in a lake
I am a flame of four colors
I am a deer standing away in the dusk
I am a field of sumac and the pomme blanche
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky
I am the hunger of a young wolf
I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive
I stand in good relation to the earth
I stand in good relation to the gods
I stand in good relation to all that is beautiful
I stand in good relation to the daughter of Tsen-tainte
You see, I am alive, I am alive

© N. Scott Momaday

in the cold of dawn
the rain roars to the lake
young wolves hunger


as shadows fall
the long track of the moon
shimmers on a fish 


my blue pony
races in the evening light
dreams revived


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