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

 

faith’s holy flame

 

when faith fails,

humanity refuses the Light

rebel hearts and minds

enveloped by darkness

devolve to beasts.

 

seek stranger sex but

cannot commit to love;

civilization crumbles,

children are crushed.

 

when wind blows,

flickering flame will

be snuffed out…OR

burst into blazing torch!

 


Connecting with dVerse Poets for 6th Anniversary and “flicker” quadrille (44 word poem) prompt.

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).

leave a light on

 

soft summer moonlight

heaven’s night light shines on all

illuminates earth

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photo by lynn

 

maybe God’s like motel 6:

I’ll leave a light on for ya!

to eden’s rest

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kawasemi (kingfisher)

“Kawasemi” is a traditional Japanese “kigo” (seasonal word) used in haiku.  Find more information on kingfishers at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s prompt…


 

 

blue flash by river’s bend

Kingfisher 45 (Noel Marry)

image by Noel Marry

dagger pierces quicksilver

hunter’s stealthy eye

quick & quirky questions

 

Here’s a fun list (with my answers in bold).  I found these questions at: Like answering Questions? by kiwinana

 

1. Favorite animal? cow…now

2. Wine or beer? whine!

3. Socks on/off while sleeping? depends on if my feet feel cold 🙂

4. One piece or two piece bathing suit?  one piece

5. Cooking at home or eating out?  please take me out!

6. Pepsi or Coke?  no thanks (too much diet Coke in my past)

7. Regular or electric toothbrush?  LOVE my electric

8. Candy or chocolate?  chocolate, of course!


9. Coffee or tea?  herbal teas; chai is favorite

10. Music or talk radio?  music


11. Chick flick, action movie or documentary? chick flick romance

12. Regular or mechanical pencil? regular
 (mechanical drive me crazy)

13. Swimming or laying out?  both, alternately

14. Dog or cat?  Dog

15. What do you drive? SUV, van or sedan?  SUV

16. Early bird catches the worm or night owl?  reforming night owl

17. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be?bananas

18. While sleeping: Phone by your side or in another room?  phone in other room


19. Singing in the shower, yes or no?  not me

20. Oreo cookies: Eat whole? Take apart and/or dunk?  whole (package)

 

Wanna play?  Copy & paste on blog, insert your own answers and link to me!

 

respect fragile things

Red Poppy

red poppy by Robert Draves (@draves.robert)

 

leaves home for war
fresh budding youth with
proud ideal to serve country

 

mother cherishes each
scripted word of letters home,
hopeful heart brightens like flower

 

bomb blooms open, cries
for her as red blood darkens soil…
his flag-draped casket returns home

 

 

 


 Imaginary Garden with Real Toads‘  weekend mini-challenge with Magaly…

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)

fulfillment

This senryu written in “free” form and linked to CDHK  “no rules” prompt…ironic, because kids need some rules to flourish.

 

years dedicated to

the nurture of children

full life enriched

planning pilgrimage

 

sixty-one years young,

he feels lean, fit and

needs mountain to climb;

wants to test stamina on

tough colorado 14er, even

if summit proves stronger.

 

silence any fear of lion or bear,

concentrate on challenge of

altitude, rock scale, exposure.

 

drawn from flatland stress

toward heights of serenity,

he packs gear for one, solo

climb yet won’t be alone;

God descends mountain and

i will long for him at the peak.

 

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