overripe for freedom?

Current events quadrille for the Nicaraguan people…and dVerse!

 

Nicaraguans are

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image from pinterest

 

taking it to the streets;

cobblestone city streets,

paved with “somoza” stones

of past dictatorships;

socialism promised

justice but in reality

cobbled the people

who’ve had enough

of corruption and

being lorded over by

self-serving politicians

who bury citizens

under bureaucracy.

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Sammi Cox at Author Aspiring hosts ten-word challenge on theme of symmetry.

 

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wikipedia image

Symmetry

creates

balanced beauty

of mirror images

determined by

Designer

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

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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

 

altiplano camelid

Alpacas are fascinating! Read more about them here: island alpaca site

 

drive by pasture…look!

alpacas in iowa?

friendly hums and pronks

warm-eyed foreigners adapt

produce luxurious fleece

 

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

 

 

 

sometimes i surprise myself

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blog posts!

ewe ain’t seen mutton yet

dVerse poetics prompt to use street names: Mutton Lane, Shoulder of Mutton Alley


 

The town grew up around a humble sheep farm. A stone farmhouse, before they razed it, had stood a hundred years, with sheepfold attached. The last farmer, third generation of sheep farmers in the family, built a butcher shop behind the house to diversify his business. His only son, Marcus, was known as a young boy for his skill at mutton busting (sheep riding) at the local fair. Once, he entered a national competition, winning a trophy which surpassed his own height and glittered like gold. The townspeople ooohed and aahhed when Marcus returned as a local celebrity. The farm and sheep are gone, but Marcus’s grandchildren still live on Mutton Lane and manage the butcher shop adjacent to Shoulder of Mutton Alley.

 

an old stone sheepfold

see one’s breath doing farm chores

bleating of the lambs

 

 

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

 

steer back to midnight

 

farmer at salebarn

hoping steers go for good price

wife at home pays bills

 

has daily-ness forgotten

the nights as moonlight lovers?

 

 


Tanka for MLMM & Chevrefeuille’s “heeding haiku” prompt: moonlight lovers

hesitant spring

Wood block print from MET Japanese collection

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rough and tumble games

prince haru with palace view

does not join his peers

will he be next emperor?

late snow covers plum blossoms

 

moisture’s dew point

Kim at dVerse Poets hosts “rain” quadrille (44 words) prompt this week…

 

mist hangs thin veil

covers landscape, 

shrouds horizon.

sky heavy with humidity

air’s mood presses in,

mildly claustrophobic;

when clouds cannot rain.

 

hair hangs thick veil

covers face,

shrouds emotion.

heart heavy with futility

mind’s mood presses in,

wildly claustrophobic;

when tears cannot reign.

 

 

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