spring yearning

Chevréfeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompts a “distillation” of a sonnet…

Sonnet 98  (by the master)

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

© William Shakespeare

 

roses

 

my distillation in tanka form:

in beauty, scent, hue

all the flowers, roses too

cannot surpass you

winter’s lonely heart would thrill

if return to spring we will

 

© lynn__

 

 

 

 

beauty’s weight

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s “tan renga” challenge…add 2 lines to original haiku.


 

waterweed
floating away, despite
the butterfly’s weight on it

© Chiyo-Ni

beauty flits magnificent
but life’s current moves stronger

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

as tea cools

 

for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums

© Matsuo Basho

a holy moment of awe
contemplating God’s wonder

© lynn__

 

 

artist’s signature

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

well & done

 

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenges us to “revise” a classical haiku by famous female haiku writer. Here is my humble attempt…

 

morning glory!

the well bucket-entangled,

I ask for water

© Chiyo-Ni

 

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glory of morning

entangled in blooming vine

beauty fills my well

© lynn

creating beauty

 

creating beauty

spiritual transformation

God is the potter

 

steady pressure on life’s wheel

reforms wet clay in love’s hands

 

pottery
title and image from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

grace crayoned skies

 

sunrise/sunset shine

beauty at day’s raw edges

colors soothing balm

 

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farm photo – lynn

Promise – Thomas Bergersen

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

raven flower blooms

beauty attracts flutter-byes

celebrate sweet youth

pledge virginity to one

who will promise a lifetime

passing glory

 

fibers reflect light

gossamer seeds scatter on wind

creativity

erupts in transient beauty

life leaves empty pod with sigh

 

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photo by lynn

stroke of master artist

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photo by lynn

beauty of sunset

on san diego mountains

purple shades of love

 

palm tree silhouettes

jacuzzi bubbles…up gaze

bright smile slice of moon

 

sweet birthday passes

gracious love touches my life

our time in God’s hands

 


Thank you to my blogger friend, Ngobesing Romanus, for his best wishes:

http://yoursuccessinspirer.com/2016/02/15/happy-birthday-fellow-blogger/

Check out his blog… Success Inspirer 🙂

epiphany in unity

 

grant us clarity

our love’s beauty transparent

pray they may see you

 

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beauty is …

 

evident in

self-sacrifice;

deny one’s

own needs

to satisfy one

who’s even

more needy.

 

go hungry to

feed a child,

feel thirsty by

sharing last

water bottle,

be humbled by

another’s honor.

 

listen to

someone’s

complaint,

ease a pain,

change a bed

or diaper for

young or old.

 

doesn’t come

naturally, but

life and love

will demand

we give up

our own ugly

selfishness,

 

if we want to

live beautiful.

 


 

Written for Mary’s poetry prompt on “beauty” at d’Verse Poets

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