wysteria myst

From Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a haiku to “revise”:


in the moonlight,

the color and scent of the wisteria

seems far away

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)



hear flute weeping

pale purple tears in moonlight

dropping over wall

© lynn__



image – CDHK


patience unshelled


where is he going?

moments of eternity

follow wet slime trail



photo & prompt – sammi cox

begging bowl


water cleanses dregs

empty own bowl to be filled

who can satisfy?



photo by lynn_










A “begging bowl” is used by Buddhist monks to ask for alms…see Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Perhaps each of us is a spiritually thirsty/hungry begging bowl?

still frame


photo by lynn


stop…look…and listen

to your now amazing life

pay attention…please!







Atypical haiku inspired by book, The Remarkable Ordinary by Frederick Buechner.


well & done


Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenges us to “revise” a classical haiku by famous female haiku writer. Here is my humble attempt…


morning glory!

the well bucket-entangled,

I ask for water

© Chiyo-Ni


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glory of morning

entangled in blooming vine

beauty fills my well

© lynn

tidal hypnosis


man in the moon smiles

beckons to insomniacs

come, be mesmerized



moon lamp


white Christmas (lite)


blanc fluff dusts tips of

evergreen branches; softens

brittle spikes of frozen grass

a wreath wraps around us

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evergreen circle

 as God’s everlasting love

tied with blood red bow




“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”  

(God’s words in Jer. 31:3)

be (one & only) mine


love’s fire fiercely burns

devotion ignites desire

vows consummated




Tragic comedy or comic tragedy? Read love’s drama at CDHK

anniversary trip


love’s blessed mystery

thirty-five volcanic years

taste of paradise




Kauai dreams


My husband and I will be married 35 years in 2018 so we are planning a trip to Hawaii to celebrate.  (Sharing “love haiku” with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

love buds afresh

The rose is a type of flowering shrub. The name “rose” comes from French. It comes from the Latin word Rosa. Roses have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics. Ornamental roses have been cultivated for millennia, bred for their flowers and fragrance. Roses are used for cut flowers, perfume, food & drink, medicine and in art.  There are many varieties today such as hybrid teas (most popular), floribundas, climbing roses, shrubs, standards, weeping standards, and miniature rose bushes.  For hundreds of years, the rose has been cherished for its beauty, form, and fragrance inspiring gardeners everywhere.

(Rose facts from Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer )


a rose is a rose

fragrant layered mystery

of romance language


my father twice widower-ed

calls on old/new lady friend



haiku & photo by lynn

gotta love that face!


hound dog’s brown eyes sad

as homeward bound campers pack

wags his tail goodbye



photo by lynn


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