seasonal palette

Carpe Diem is on a quest for a masterpiece haiku at the start of autumn…

 

master Artist paints
tips of sumac scarlet red;
hints of autumn change

 

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prairie calls my name

windy weather
calling the flowers by nameIMG_2785
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold

 

My “fusion” haiku/ troiku:

wildflowers nod heads
while bees hum mystery song
prairie breeze summer

wildflowers nod heads
as gentle wind nudges clouds
sleepy afternoon

bees hum mystery
in honeyed depth of pistil
sweet nectar distills

prairie breeze summer
delivers pollen and seeds
native plants flourish

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photos by lynn

 

 

crow on branch

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai offers us a beautiful haiku by renowned Japanese poet Matsuo Basho to “photoshop” (tweak) a little. Here’s my attempt:

 

kare eda ni karasu no tomarikeri aki no kure

on a bare branch
a crow has stopped
autumn dusk

© Basho (Tr. Stephen Wolfe)

bare tree branch sways with

dark crow’s weighty silhouette

autumn flies away

© lynn__

Crow

hashi-i

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with this tanka…


 

sip book and iced tea

late summer sumac turns red

cooling off…on porch

 

sinking into old stuffed couch

before school begins again

 

undou (movement)

 

breeze rustles fern leaf

humbly bows low to water

green ripples of peace

 

 

silence

image & form: CDHK

photo-shopping haiku

Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where host, Chevrefeuille, invites us to “improve” on a classic haiku; re-write and make it look better (like a photo-shopped image).


 

 

autumn has come
visiting my ear on
a pillow of wind

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

autumn rustles in
whispering wind tickles ears
fluffs leafy pillow

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

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Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with “cherry petals” kigo challenge…


 

cherry petals float

gentle from tree to kiss earth

scent of pink snowflakes

 

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fuyu no tsuki

shifting-clouds-mask-moon

 

winter moon shining

framed by silhouette of tree

caught in cold night’s web

 

Linking to Frank Tassone‘s prompt on classical “winter moon” kigo…

small enough to drown

 

harvest gathered in

crystal sky glitters invite

river of heaven

 

 

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image – pixabay

Linking to Frank J. Tassone site, where “haiku poetry matters.”

for love of chlorophyll

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where kigo (season word) is young maple leaves.

 

 

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photo by lynn

 young maple leaves

ecstasy of summer growth

in dappled sunlight

hearts like leaves

 

five-pointed starlight

night blooming (morning) glory

moon waxes…then wanes

 

moonflower

moonflowers – CDHK

first blossoms

Join Frank Tassone‘s haiku challenge…

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cherry trees will bud

float like soft pink petal clouds

hatsu hana spring

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