on our way home

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  celebrates 5 years!  Revisiting theme: on our way home…


 

music in clinic

contemplate own funeral

face mortality

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reading old headstones

on walk through cemetery

poor eddy’s dead end

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morning prayer time

Spirit’s breath fill us more

to live while we can

 

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photo by lynn

moonshine

“Tan renga” form: one poet writes haiku, second poet responds with two new lines…you can read more at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

boat bobs gently on water
fisherman waiting nibble

© lynn__

 

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image from pixabay

au naturale

 

all humans be born

naked, wet ‘n slippery;

(most die clothed & dry)

bare babies uber precious

do ya ever wonder why?

 


Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt on “nakedness”

 

our hope rises

 

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from Colossians 1:27  –  photo by lynn

hope surprises

Keeping hope alive with dVerse Poets in a “quadrille” of exactly 44 words…

 

hope dangles around courage’s neck,

name etched on soldier’s dog tag.

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image by lynn

 

hope throbs within young love’s heart,

hands held in first awkward clasp.

 

hope gazes into future’s eyes,

grandchildren carry family name.

 

hope laughs in fear’s masked face,

dove flies home after violent storm.

hush, don’t rush

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenge to distill longer poem into haiku…

 

slow down, October,

single leaf and crow wait for

ripe amethyst grapes

 

October poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963):

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call.
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

(Source: http://www.poets.org)

caffeine fiend

 

cafe latte my habitual spree

until colitis decaffeinated me

 

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latte art by jrobblee 

 

 

Sammi’s tasty challenge to write couplet on favorite/least favorite food/drink

 

shimo no koe

Haibun is a Japanese form of prose and poetry (haiku) together.  I’m joining Victoria with dVerse Poets writing haibun about “first frost’s voice” (shimo no koe).


 

We actively anticipate the first frost of fall, working as a team ahead of the weather’s uncertain clock. The last tomatoes, some green ones, must be claimed off the vines and colorful peppers plucked from dying garden. This home-grown produce is chopped with harvested onions into tantalizing picante sauce to be admired in pint jars on shelf before smeared on tortilla chips.

Our prodigious pair of apple trees generously offer basketfuls of blushing fruit to family and friends willing to pick. The dropped or blemished fruit are treats rolled under fence to eager cows. Contentment wafts on spiced fragrance of apple-pie-in-a-jar syrup that simmers in large pot on basement stove. Steam from water bath canner spreads warm humidity indoors.

Fall rain dampens farmers’ spirits, swells soybeans in their pods, and muddies fields. “A killing frost is what we need” for corn stalks to die so matured ears plump with kernels can be harvested. The farmer checks weather forecast every night. At last, it steals in with the dawn, silently smothering the grass and finishing off the last droopy flowers.

 

icing on orchard

may ruin or ripen crops

winter’s first whisper

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

fantastical concert

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.

 

thunder snow, light show

aurora borealis

celestial drum set

 

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image:  free wallpaper download

 

See USA Today video of northern lights from the international space station.

 

autumn’s perfume

 

warm apple cider

we sip fall, wrapped in blanket

spice perfumes chill air

 

 

 

mexico city trembles

Elsie at Ramblings challenges us to write senryu with: earthquake & ruins


 

 

earth quakes beneath feet

apartment wall splits open

huddle in ruins

 

500th anniversary year

Joining with tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer, include: history, surrounded.

 

true church will stand strong

surrounded by witnesses

joined in history

reformation revival

proves perseverance of saints

 

 

Of course, Christ’s true church is neither a building nor a denomination but the history of the Wittenberg church is interesting:

All Saints’ Church, commonly referred to as Schlosskirche (Castle Church) and sometimes known as the Reformation Memorial Church, is a Lutheran church in Wittenberg, Germany.

The main portal was often used by the university staff to pin up messages and notices. On 31 October 1517, the eve of All Saints’ Day, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the doors of All Saints’ Church. This act, meant to promote a disputation on the sale of indulgences, is commonly viewed to be a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation…

The church became the burial site of Frederick the Wise (1525), Martin Luther himself in 1546, and of Philipp Melanchthon (1560).

During the Seven Years’ War the Wittenberg fortress was occupied by the Prussian Army and shelled by Imperial forces. In 1760, the Castle Church was destroyed by a fire resulting from the bombardment. The blaze left only half of the foundation standing, and none of the wooden portals survived but All Saints’ was soon rebuilt…

After Wittenberg was incorporated into the Prussian Province of Saxony, King Frederick William IV, in 1858, ordered commemorative bronze doors to be mounted onto the jambs where the original wooden ones had hung. On the doors the Theses are inscribed in their original Latin.

On the occasion of the fourth centenary of Luther’s birth in 1883, an extensive restoration of All Saints’ in a Neo-Gothic style was begun. (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

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