(link to Carpe Diem)


morning prayer time

empty mind of distraction

study ancient Word

quiet my soul like weaned child

leaning on my Father’s chest

on a silent night


Here I use a haiku by Chevrefeuille to create a “troiku” which is a unique form invented by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Like a Russian troika, the original haiku is the “sleigh” pulled by the 3 “horses”/haiku verses.


silent night

snow falls softly on the graveyard

the Savior is born



on a silent night

cold moon casts wolf’s grey shadow

abrupt bunny tracks


snow falls softly on

the graveyard where family

lays fir bough wreath


the Savior is born!

child in manger embodies

resurrection hope

© lynn__


celebrate the child!


see life with fresh JOY

grassHOPper / butterFLY as

CHiLD of the Father


never born here

A poem for mothers who’ve miscarried and in memory of our first grandchild.



all is sacred

summertime dreams

Tan renga challenge and photo taken from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai



taste of nature –
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees 

© Sara McNulty


pails full, fingers stained purple

take nap in dappled shade

(c) lynn


pure iowa gold

what could be sweeter
ripe golden ears of corn or
child’s buttery face?

walking through ditch grass
sun smiles on up-turned faces
dandelion gold!

cup of soothing tea
facing toward open curtains
golden warmth of sun.