seasons strum

Chevrefeuille’s Heeding Haiku “fusion” challenge at Mindlovemisery’sMenagerie.

 

from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell
~
black forest
whatever you may say
a morning of snow

©️Basho (1644-1694), translated by Reichhold

 

 

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cicada solo

serenades empty forest

sing before it snows

 

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castaway

Carpe Diem “Crossroads” challenge to fuse two haiku into one. 


 

Ozaki Hosai

Ozaki Hosai

on the field
where evening has died out,
my footsteps

the heart
that seeks something
I release to the sea

© Ozaki Hosai (revised by Chèvrefeuille)

 

 

fading with daylight

washed to sea by searching tide

footprints of the heart

© lynn__

 

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shades of azul

-idea and image from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

andes glacial melt

rocky rim of turquoise lake

mountains pierce azure

 

 

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Paron Lake, Peru

bare branches

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  features “troiku” (each line of initial haiku is beginning line of three more haiku in a series). I wrote my own haiku to begin…

 

bare branches burst forth

spring budding freshly green leaves

renewal of life

 

bare branches burst forth

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birds improvise on treesong

winter’s day is done

 

spring buds fresh green leaves

young rabbits nibble new grass

first tulips open

 

renewal of life

gentle scent follows spring rain

promise of apples

cultured pearl

Chèvre hosts Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with romancing mountain haiku…

 

allure of japan

haiku-ing cherry blossoms

above…mount fuji

 

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breathe prayer of thanks

Following surgery to remove melanoma, my dear friend’s PET scan is clear…no sign of cancer!

 

sunshine after snow

perfume of spring in the air

laughing daffodils

 

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ominous chill

My attempt at “fusion” prompt (see CDHK) to fuse two haiku into one new one.

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the crow has flown away:

swaying in the evening sun,

a leafless tree.

 

over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow.

© Soseki Natsume

 

raucous wind stirs crows

black “leaves” clinging to bare tree

murderous caws rise

© lynn__

 

 

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sand romance

Chevrefeuille is “romancing haiku” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

love absorbs sun’s heat

footprints on secluded beach

warm kiss remembered

 

 

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snow follows easter

 

“The cock crowing in the milky dawn thinks its call raises the sun;” 

                     – René Daumal

 

old cock winter crows

easterly wind heralds storm

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red sun is rising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku inspired by quote (Carpe Diem Haiku Kai) in less-than-inspiring weather.

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fresh aire

See Chèvre’s “fusion” challenge to combine two haiku into one at CDHK:

 

A fallen blossom

returning to the bough, I thought —

But no, a butterfly.

© Arakida Moritake (Tr. Steven D. Carter)

 

morning breeze

coming in the window

surf sounds

© Jane Reichhold

 

an open  window–

surf sounds on tropical breeze

butterflies blossom

© lynn__

 

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haiku (in)fusion

 

Chèvre at CDHK challenges us to create a haiku through “fusion” of the following:

 

rabbit-ear iris

how much it looks like

its image in water

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

And…

a silk tree

even through the leaves weary

of starlight

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

 

My “fusion: of the two:

rabbit-ear iris

bends weary leaves toward water

silk reflects starlight

© lynn__

 

 

beauty in the moment

 

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”  

-Rabindranath Tagore

 

life’s sweet brevity

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hibiscus beckons monarch

offering nectar

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