brilliance

morning sun breaks through

rain clouds radiate glory

God smiles with favor

photo by lynn

making memories

grandchildren’s weekend

visit foreign candy store

summertime sweetness

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see lit jar lantern

granddaughter catches fireflies

flashes in twilight

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water park zipline

grandson glides off high platform

makes big splash in pool

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baby grasshoppers

hop wildly around our feet

wait till they grow up!

new horizons

A “troiku” linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. A troiku takes original haiku and make three new haiku beginning with lines from the original.

Original haiku, inspired by Jane Reichhold’s haiku:

the night is shortened

dark clouds disappear at dawn

with a rising sun

My troiku, using lines of original:

the night is shortened

when sweetly blessed with deep sleep

awaken refreshed

dark clouds disappear

stars now slowly extinguish

and clear dawn will break

with a rising sun

tea time on new patio

you and i greet day

transient

public domain art / haiku by lynn

night sky

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half moon of champagne

spills into conversation

fizzes as it wanes

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apokoinou

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photo by lynn

 

summer’s wild rose shines

after a morning shower

raindrops kiss petals

 

 


Linking to new prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  “Apokoinou” is a grammatical feature in which the middle phrase can complete the first thought and/or introduce the final idea.

pallisades

 

Country roads beckon on sunny Sunday afternoon. Put on farm cap and sunglasses, grab water bottle and hop into open jeep, painted red for fun. The warm sun smiles down on husband and wife as we bounce along past scenes of cud-chewing cows and cornfields.

Congenial conversation shortens our trek to a state park. We park jeep to hike trail which meanders along rock cliffs, laughing waterfalls, and the deep-pooled river. Walk up sweet sweat. Admire wildflowers, glimpse elusive deer, and discover a painted turtle.

We pause next to low stone dam where bullheads mingle towards evening. Hear gentle sound of water spilling over, see sunlight filter through trees to sparkle on river’s surface, and soak in this one shining moment, hand in hand.

 

leafy glade’s green growth—
natural sabbatical
under God’s heaven

 


Join Lillian at dVerse poetics for a traditional haibun/haiku challenge!

sudden dread

 

carrion crow’s flight

wings chop air with whirring sound

caw cacophony

 

swoop down to murder

sharp beaks jab at feast and mates

fight over road kill

 

 

 


I added a second haiku to join dVerse poets as we revisit “imagism”; MTB (meeting the bar) challenge hosted by Frank J. Tassone…check it out!

 

 

first crunch of season

 

garden fresh radish

red skin sur-ROUNDs crisp white flesh

top, wash, rub in salt

 

radishes

Ohio State Fair 

gone to seed

 

slender, elegant

aged with grace and dignity

wears white hair like crown

 

 

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photo by lynn

 

contemplation

 

awaken at night

moon illumines tree branches

teacup half empty

 

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image by Michael Schwartz

 

 

 

spring forecast

 

unpredictably

sunny, with flurries of snow

and common grackles

 

 

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image:  animals.net

 

 

 

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