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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

Candlelight

Carpe Diem #1804 New Beginnings … candlelight

Candlelight -Fusion-ku

 

a new year
rising from wild seas
a few stars

filling
the glass with candlelight
champagne

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

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beyond wild seas
champagne colored stars rising
filling the new year

beyond wild seas
searching for your vessel
disquieted heart

champagne colored stars rising
shinning upon the waves
bringing light and hope

filling the new year
with songs and prayers of joy
as you approach

Fusion Ku and Troiku – A Huge Wave

Carpe Diem #1799 New Beginnings … a huge wave (Crossroads feature)

a huge wave
thundering across the beach
my birthday

sky-clad
the new-born comes wrapped
in previous lives .                   Jane Reichhold 

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sky – clad dreams
thundering wave crashes
wrapped in memories

 

sky – clad dreams
fill the air with excitement
newborns first cry

thundering wave crashes
emotions run rampant
new parents

wrapped in memories
grandparents kindly smile
treasure-trove of love

In Deep Prayer

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #111 Troiku … New Beginnings … Lotus starts to bloom

in deep prayer
eyes closed in devotion –
Lotus starts to bloom

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 credit:요거트리 

 

in deep prayer
grandmother chants
a favorite verse

eyes closed in devotion
she slowly nods
mother smiles faintly

lotus starts to bloom
whistling kettle, sweet aroma
draw her back again

Heat Waves

Carpe Diem #1687 Troiku Month (16) Heat Waves

heat waves
bringing to the desert
an ocean view

© Jane Reichhold (extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”, the online version)

heat waves
atmospheric shimmering
summer pavement

bringing to the desert
spreading color
a quenching rain

an ocean view
wave after breaking wave
desert of sameness

Nightingale

Carpe Diem #1686 Troiku Month (15) Nightingale

to listen,
fine not to listen, fine too…
nightingale                                                © Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

to listen,
sounds of the night
stir with mystery

fine not to listen, fine too…
late night cricket serenade
the creak of the swing

nightingale
your soft trill
fills the emptiness

 

Pink Sakura Blush

Carpe Diem #1685 Troiku Month (14) pink sakura blush

 

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pink sakura blush
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze 
© Kim R. Russell (2017)

pink sakura blush
trees dressed in finest splendor
adorned with butterflies

spring’s kimono falls to earth
showering a wind eyed child
dancing in excitement

silk snatched by a breeze
ethereal pink cloud drifts
towards the water

Fireflies

Carpe Diem #1684 Troiku Month (13) Fireflies

steamy night
fireflies
out in the rain                © Jim Kacian

steamy night
heat lightening flashes
in darkening skies

fireflies
dance across the lawn
decorating the trees

out in the rain
cooling in the fine droplets
stars prod through the clouds

After the Rain

Carpe Diem #1683 Troiku Month (12) White Valley CloudsAfter

after the rain
breathing deeply
white valley clouds

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

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after the rain
heat of the earth rising
to my fingertips

breathing deeply
damp earth mingled with jasmine
ancient memories

white valley clouds
rekindling promises
tear stains dry

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