southern comfort catnap

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between boards

shadows on a sunny porch

a slender coolness 

© Jane Reichhold

recline in double hammock

savor iced-tea afternoon

© lynn__

 


Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Image from lushome.com

anniversary pitch

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world of poets

online experience rich

blogger friends

a tapestry stitch

 

poetic minds wander like seven year itch

 

often words flow

without a hitch

but some prompts

induce writer’s glitch

while various sites

may bait and switch,

 

d’Verse welcomes all to find their niche!

 

 


Celebrate with us at dVerse Poetics Pub…cheers to seven years! (Pinterest quote by Markus Zusak)

personal notes on 23rd psalm

 

The Lord is my shepherd,

i admit to sheepishness; like a foolish, fearful, lost lamb

 

I shall not be in want.

Jesus is all i really want, all i’ll ever need

 

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.

my provider sustains and renews me with peace for body and soul

 

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

he leads me on the right path for my good and his honor

 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

the world is a dangerous place but i need not fear evil’s threats

 

for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me

my shepherd is ready to protect, defend, and rescue me

 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

i will sit at the king’s table and enjoy his triumphal feast

 

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

you raise me up to all i can be; my life spills your joy

 

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

you are the Lover who pursues me… relentlessly

 

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

abiding in his presence is my true forever home

 

doxology in our grove

 

dusky sunset chalks sky’s rose window

fireflies flicker their candles’ brief flame

cicada choirs hum nightly prayers

and robed birds chirrup their evening praise

 

 

birdie’s b & b

breakfast

image from Carpe Diem

 

morning of wedding
in small town setting
pass the raspberry jam

baskets of muffins
platters of melons
eggs with sausage & ham

under the arbor
of appetite’s ardor
the groom, his men & fam

raise teacups to toast us
(july sun ’bout roasts us)
antique china serves glam!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eleven years ago today, our oldest son married his sweet bride in Corsica, S. Dakota. Our hostess served us a sumptuous breakfast out in the orchard.

finding the way

 

exiles and strangers

seek the new jerusalem

prophets point true north

 

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image & idea from Carpe Diem

air-borne

 

life force strong but a

puff will scatter fragile seed

sleep…a breath from death

 

 

fragile

image & idea from Carpe Diem

chinese empress

This tanka began as a “fusion” haiku inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

in mountain meadow

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source: leafsnap.com

 

one paulownia blossom

flutters through sunlight

 like an angel, brings message

of creator’s intentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The paulownia tree, native to China, is also called “empress tree”.

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Combination of these two haiku:

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

 

 

renga with basho

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s ”Renga Challenge” create a renga with haiku by Basho.


 

rainy season

sea glow lights held up

by the night watchman

pale koi bubble to surface

paddle junk into harbor

 

the blue sea

in waves smelling of saké

tonight’s full moon

sitting with friend on the beach

quietly sip from warm cup

 

on a bare branch

a crow settled down

autumn evening

vermillion koyo fallen

colors faded with sunset

 

 


Haiku © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)           Renga response © lynn__

for us and our posterity…

 

liberty in law

men died for independence

let’s govern ourselves

constitutional freedoms

preserved in the bill of rights

 

 

 

Linking to Frank J. Tassone’s Haiku Challenge

dreams at dusk

 

fireflies spark magic

blinking lawn lights mesmerize

summer’s faerie dreams

 

 

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image from wikihow/creative commons

 

taki trail

Waterfall (taki) themed haiku featured at Carpe Diem

 

waimea canyon

trailing mist of silver veil

hike to waterfall

 

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photo by lynn

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