imagine

 

it’s easy to imagine a snug log cabin in the woods
when you’re sipping tea on a quiet snowy day

it’s easy to imagine a cruise to an exotic island
when you’re trying on a pair of glam sunglasses

it’s easy to imagine hiking up a clear mountain trail
when you’re climbing the stairs with more laundry

it’s easy to imagine lying on a private sandy beach
when you’re painting the house in hot sunshine

it’s easy to imagine speaking wisdom into the world
when you’re silent because no one is listening

natural revelation

sunday morning
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach
© Jane Reichhold

prayer clouds in blue heaven
creation’s meditation
© lynn__

white+waves

Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

sand romance

Chevrefeuille is “romancing haiku” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

love absorbs sun’s heat

footprints on secluded beach

warm kiss remembered

 

 

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photo by lynn

 

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reflections from lumaha’i

Joining dVerse Poets for a mirrored reflection “through the looking glass.”

 

 

flowing

through hours’ glass

abrasive sands of time

etching faces

scratching hearts

collecting bits of

life memories

crushed on reefs

hurtled on beaches

worn down

accepting

movement of tide

high and low surf

swelling tears

foaming doubts

leaving behind

glassy mirror

washed shores

smoothed surf

shine on

 

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photo by lynn

lion’s tooth in sun’s face

A tan renga written for challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes                           © Ogiwara Seisensui
 

warm salty sea breezes blow
…dandelion sneezes seeds                     lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

met desert tortoise out of element

 

On the beach, crawled pet tortoise named Tank

when a wave rolled, his wrinkled neck shrank

hard shell shaped like a boat

four legs paddled to float

that resourceful young tortoise ne’er sank!

 

once upon a beach

Carpe Diem’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  beach

 

mesmerizing swell

turquoise waves break in white froth

caressing smooth stones

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

driftwood shadows

 

time drifts out with tide

gnarled remnant of bare tree

left on sunset beach

 

stories etched in dry bones’ grain

memories imprint wet sand

 

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photo credit: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

European tour: Bulgaria

Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts virtual tour of Europe this month.

 

Oilcape

 

beyond beach crowd noise

forest preserve wraps mountain

cliff overlooks sea

 

(Photo credit: CDHK)

 

a walking haibun

“Home is everything you can walk to.”  ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

To hike a mountain wearing backpack is divine; climb to cool heights with marmots, and drink in far vistas. To stroll barefoot along the sandy beach is mesmerizing; play catch-me-if-you-can with foamy waves, and chase seagulls. To meander with walking stick on fern trail through piny forest is refreshing; listen for bears, and follow a stony stream. To exercise with dog on rural mile is simple enjoyment; be led over gently rolling hill, push into prairie wind, and gaze at the wide expanse of sky.

 

walk down gravel road

see the farmer working field

pure ambulation

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Come take a walk with the poets at dVerse !

postcards home

Turkish peninsula is favored tourist destination. Rent a sailboat at local marina and explore a nearby cove’s cerulean waters, surrounded by lush green hills of olive, tangerine and palm trees. Or stroll the narrow, pebbly beach below Bodrum’s charming white stone houses with mud-thatched flat roofs. Swim with the fish by day, dance under stars by night.

body washed on beach
dinghy overturns in crossing
weep with refugees

http://wewelcomerefugees.com

at the seashore

 

stroll down sandy beach
wind lifts hair in rippling waves
feel salt spray touch face

feel salt spray touch face
seagulls fight over starfish
sound of wings flapping

sound of wings flapping
gulls hover until sundown
beachcombers keep shells

 

photo by lynn

photo by lynn


 

Posting this cascading haiku in response to CDHK prompt today.

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