volatile situation

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts haiku/troiku prompt.  He gifts us with first line: “when every gust of wind.”  Each stanza of troiku begins with next line from original haiku.

 

when every gust of wind
fans bright flames of fire higher
smoke and ashes whirl

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when every gust of wind
exhales crackles, sizzles, pops
wood door comes unhinged

fans bright flames of fire
higher heat of inferno
old shed roof crumbles

smoke and ashes whirl
choking billows engulf all
inhale acrid breath

 

 

headlight fright

 

arrive after dark

campground on old gravel pit

sign warns:  deep water

 

 

Linking to Ramblings of a Writer and haiku challenge: deep & water

abstract glory

abstract autumn

 

 

bleed red and purple

leaves sizzle across cool sky

autumn’s frenzied dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai; “autumn abstract” image by unknown artist.

sunset bridge

 

city silhouette

citrus sky ripens slowly

shadow swallows sun

 

 

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photo by lynn

juicy goodness II

 

kisses sweet as jam

memories of seasons past

blackberry winter

 

 

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free image from pixabay

juicy goodness

Summer kigo theme at Carpe Diem is Japanese word,”kiichigo”, for raspberry.

 

our love has ripened

sweet fruit ready for picking

raspberry summer

 

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source: CDHK

 

twilight: diffuse & defused

 

light fades to darkness

flashes of peaceful fireflies

keep vampires at bay

 


Response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “twilight” prompt (and films of same title).

fishing is for the birds

 

cormorant fishing

fisherman retrieves caught fish

yet bird feels hungry

 

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“ukai” traditional cormorant fishing – image from Memolition

 

Cormorant fishing is a method of fishing in which the bird has a snare attached to the base of its throat. When the cormorant catches a large fish, it is unable to swallow it and the fisherman extracts it from the bird’s throat. The bird can swallow small fish, however. The process is repeated, over and over again. This traditional method of fishing, over one thousand years old in Japan and China, inspired many haiku.

(information from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and Wikipedia)

summer morning

Joining Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai as we write summer “dawn” haiku with particular attention to the phrase & fragment…

 

birds awaken dawn

with songs of adoration

sky blushes pink clouds

 

seven summer series

 

farmer mowing grass

nesting killdeer scold and swoop

wild roses blush pink

 *   *   *

humidity soars

spirals of corn reaching up

thunder rumbles rain

*   *   *

smell of fresh cut hay

cattle swishing tails at flies

farm wife hoes garden

*   *   *

camping in state park

birdsong floats on morning breeze

cotton flies from trees

*   *   *

biking lakefront trail

past fishermen on pier

slow goose crosses path

*   *   *

evening slowly fades

lamps illuminate old bridge

reflect on river

*   *   *

daylight awakens

glad summer sunday morning

voices raise in praise

perpetuum mobile

A haiku on “perpetual motion” for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai reprise…

 

ocean breaks in waves

seagull sentinels keep watch

foam washes up crab

 

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photo by lynn

japanese spring (IV)

Eleutherococcus-flowers

Acanthopanax – CDHK


 

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ginseng renews energy

brew fresh spot of tea

 

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