finding the way

 

exiles and strangers

seek the new jerusalem

prophets point true north

 

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image & idea from Carpe Diem

air-borne

 

life force strong but a

puff will scatter fragile seed

sleep…a breath from death

 

 

fragile

image & idea from Carpe Diem

chinese empress

This tanka began as a “fusion” haiku inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

in mountain meadow

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source: leafsnap.com

 

one paulownia blossom

flutters through sunlight

 like an angel, brings message

of creator’s intentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The paulownia tree, native to China, is also called “empress tree”.

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Combination of these two haiku:

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

 

 

renga with basho

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s ”Renga Challenge” create a renga with haiku by Basho.


 

rainy season

sea glow lights held up

by the night watchman

pale koi bubble to surface

paddle junk into harbor

 

the blue sea

in waves smelling of saké

tonight’s full moon

sitting with friend on the beach

quietly sip from warm cup

 

on a bare branch

a crow settled down

autumn evening

vermillion koyo fallen

colors faded with sunset

 

 


Haiku © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)           Renga response © lynn__

dreams at dusk

 

fireflies spark magic

blinking lawn lights mesmerize

summer’s faerie dreams

 

 

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image from wikihow/creative commons

 

taki trail

Waterfall (taki) themed haiku featured at Carpe Diem

 

waimea canyon

trailing mist of silver veil

hike to waterfall

 

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photo by lynn

hana tachibana

Hana Tachibana means “mandarin orange blossoms” and is a Japanese “kigo”, season word, used in haiku and featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. 

 

fresh breeze scented by

mandarin orange blossoms

tang of memories

dynamics of yin & yang

Meoto Iwa, or the “Loved one and loved one” Rocks, are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. At low tide, the rocks are not separated by water.

Chèvrefeuille, at CDHK, offers two haiku for weekend “fusion & troiku” challenge:

 

between the wedded rocks

the sun rises to her highest throne

summer solstice

mountain stream

the ice has melted – dances in the sun

crystal waterdrops                                                                                   © Chèvrefeuille

 

My “fusion” of Chèvre’s haiku into one which lays foundation for troiku series:

 

rock solid marriage

mountain streams refresh the sea

sun rises, moon sets

© lynn__

 

rock solid marriage

united by rope of straw

weighty promises

 

mountain streams refresh

sea waves break upon the rocks

crystal droplets shine

 

sunset and moonrise

benediction over earth

until end of time

 

el condor pasa

Final post for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s  journey into the Andes…

 

high in the andes

condor circles mountain pass

music of pan flute

 

 

 

lake titicaca

Image & inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

clearly deepest blue

andes “birthplace of the sun”

old cultures, cold nights

 

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia 

view from peru

 

high fertile valley

chachani and misti peaks

volcanic watchmen

 

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source: CDHK

 

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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photo by lynn

cicada solo

serenades empty forest

sing before it snows

 

©️ lynn__

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