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

 

 

how to ride a heat wave

Create a fusion haiku from these 2 classics, then write a troiku for CDHK…

 

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

© Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958)

 

my “fusion” haiku:

 cloudless sapphire skies
sun casts shadows of heatwave
mountain willow shade

© lynn__

my “troiku” series:

cloudless sapphire skies
left camp early to climb peak
perfect summer day

sun casting shadows
of hikers on rocky path
break into a sweat

mountain willow shade
rest to unpack picnic lunch
inhale alpine air

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound of dripping

CDHK challenge to create a “fusion-ku” with the two given haiku:

black forest
night extinguishes
the snow

sun and snow
still in the pines
the black forest

© Jane Reichhold

 

Combination fusion-ku: 

wet needles on ground
morning birdsong from branches
announces spring melt

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

new year’s eve

CDHK’s weekend meditation to create “fusion ku” from 2 haiku and then write a “troiku” series, using lines of your fusion haiku. (Free image from pixabay.)


 

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rising from wild seas
a few stars

filling
the glass with candlelight
champagne

© Jane Reichhold

 

 

 

raise glass to new year
candlelight and stars twinkle
above champagne seas

 

raise glass to new year
share toast and kiss at midnight
uncork thankfulness

candlelight and stars twinkle
hold out brave hopes for future
in uncertain darkness

above champagne seas,
wild waves roll with bubbly foam
high tide is rising

© lynn__

 

 

fencing after harvest

Create a “fusion” haiku from the 2 original haiku for CDHK crossroads…

 

Waving the pampas grass,
At the Shinjuku station,
I said goodbye.

© Yamaguchi Seison(1892-1988)

The migratory birds
Make the wind blowing down to Asaka
From mountains frequently.

© Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937)

 

pampas grass waving

migrating geese all flown south

fall’s windy goodbye

 

© lynn__

 

nocturnal meditation

Challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  to create a“fusion” haiku from the given classic haiku and then create a Troiku series of three with using lines of”fusion” haiku:

the water-fowl
pecks and shivers
the moon on the waves  

© Zuiryu

scooping up the moon
in the wash bassin,
and spilling it                  

© Ryuho

I kept hanging the moon
on the pine tree, and taking it off,
gazing at it the while    

© Hokushi

i gaze at full moon
spilling on ripples of waves,
white egret shimmers

© lynn__

i gaze at full moon
rising thru pine tree’s needles,
caught in silhouette

on ripples of waves,
docked boat gently rocking as
moonlight washes shore

white egret shimmers
while pecking in moon water,
scoops up silver fish

© lynn__