boondocker sticker shock

Renga series linked to weekend challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

among dune grass
silver bleached logs
and a perfect day

we gather sticks for campfire
share stories of desert lore

desert sunset
cholla cactus sticks
to the light

gaze on painted desert sky
day ends in glorious flames

desert ways
branching all over
cholla cactus

slowly spreads across landscape
thick barrier to hikers

alone and asking
to be touched
teddy bear cholla

appears to be cuddly (not)
waits to stick barbs into you

overcoming rocks
a stream of cacti
slowly spreading

pieces fall to ground and sprout
sink roots down in desert sand

writing
desert poems
pencil cholla

words jump sharply like cactus
hope to make impressive point

 

 

 


Haiku verses © Jane Reichhold
Tanka responses © lynn__

 

kaeribana kigo

“Kaeribana” is Japanese kigo for “returning flowers”…from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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hitting a high note

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Watch the

dancing cactus

move,  oh

so smoothly and

del-i-cate-ly

wrap its

slender arms

around itself

in a graceful

stance;

 

striking  a

prickly pose

in joyous

succulent

CELEBRATION !

 

See the

baby bumps

swell with

ecstatic

pride

as mama

showcases

a brief

(but glorious)

shrill and frilly

jazz trumpet solo!