summer evening

firefly

longing for the grass
at the bottom of the pool
those fireflies.

© Buson

longing for the grass
blades wave under prairie wind
rustle in ditches

at bottom of pool
crawdads and minnows asleep
moon passes over

elusive fireflies
hide in long grasses near pond
flicker on and off

© lynn

 


Image and troiku challenge celebrating Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s 7th anniversary!

frozen dreams

Join Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for an ice cream “troiku” challenge!


 

snow fall in belly
adding lusciousness to feast images
vanilla ice cream

© S.D. Tiwari

 

 

 

 

snow fall in belly
pocket change for tinkling truck
cool summertime treat

adding lusciousness
to fruity pie a la mode
at holiday feast

vanilla ice cream
lactose intolerant now
such sweet memories

 

 

boondocker sticker shock

Renga series linked to weekend challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

among dune grass
silver bleached logs
and a perfect day

we gather sticks for campfire
share stories of desert lore

desert sunset
cholla cactus sticks
to the light

gaze on painted desert sky
day ends in glorious flames

desert ways
branching all over
cholla cactus

slowly spreads across landscape
thick barrier to hikers

alone and asking
to be touched
teddy bear cholla

appears to be cuddly (not)
waits to stick barbs into you

overcoming rocks
a stream of cacti
slowly spreading

pieces fall to ground and sprout
sink roots down in desert sand

writing
desert poems
pencil cholla

words jump sharply like cactus
hope to make impressive point

 

 

 


Haiku verses © Jane Reichhold
Tanka responses © lynn__

 

seri (parsley)

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with classical spring kigo: “seri”


 

I.

gray stripes with white patch

hidden beneath the parsley

cat prowling garden

 

II.

pot on windowsill

green herbs sprouting toward sunshine

fresh ingredients

 

III.

holiday garnish

refreshing cleanse for the tongue

miniature tree

 

 

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free image – pexels

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

 

XIX.

 

sun burns away fog

coaxes spring’s newly green grass

sparrows twitter joy

 

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

 

XVIII.

 

lit aquarium

tropical lemon discus

color of sunshine

 

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photo by lynn

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….


 

XVII.

 

san antonio

cruise boats glow neon colors

night life’s lights shimmer

piano music jazzes

river walk laughter ripples

 

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photo by lynn

joy of light series

A fresh installment for Carpe Diem’s retreat: joy of light

 

XVI.

 

lenten days lengthen

light increases by minutes

joy of spring coming

open tightly closed windows

inviting fresh clean breeze in!

 

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pexel image

joy of light series

Joining in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “joy of light” retreat…


 

XIV.

 

hunt with Orion

Betelgeuse blinks his red eye

i smile…and wink back

 

 

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pixabay image

 

 

joy of light series

 

XIII.

 

shimmering lights of

aurora borealis

dance in northern sky

 

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pixabay image

 

 


Linking to CDHK and “joy of light” retreat…

joy of light series

 

XII.
glow of a cat’s eyes
hunting for unwary mice
stealthy night prowler
tail twitches, whiskers quiver
hunch low, slink silent, then pounce!

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No joy in this for the mouse (obviously) but another take on “joy of light” theme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

joy of light series

 

XI.
bright gleam of flashlight
reflects off resting cows’ eyes
gently chewing cud
night maternity ward check
all quiet under the stars

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