breathe after dusk

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senior living

This is my delight,
thus to wait and watch at the wayside
where shadow chases light
and the rain comes in the wake of the summer.

Messengers, with tidings from unknown skies,
greet me and speed along the road.
My heart is glad within,
and the breath of the passing breeze is sweet.

From dawn till dusk I sit here before my door,
and I know that of a sudden
the happy moment will arrive when I shall see.

In the meanwhile I smile and I sing all alone.
In the meanwhile the air is filling with the perfume of promise.

©️ Rabindranath Tagore

Challenge: Try to create a haiku  from this poem by Tagore and than create a Troiku with your “distilled” haiku. Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. My attempt follows…

 

i sit by my door
watching shadows chase the light
from dawn to dusk

i sit by my door
see the people passing by
everyone hurries

watch shadows chase light
sun dapples quivering leaves
of old poplar trees

from dawn to dusk
quiet hours marked by clock chimes
awake between naps

 

©️ lynn__

dreams at dusk

 

fireflies spark magic

blinking lawn lights mesmerize

summer’s faerie dreams

 

 

Unknown

 

image from wikihow/creative commons

 

belfry intruders

 

brother’s house at dusk

tossing tennis balls up high

attract bats in flight

 

webbed fingers claw air

phantasy rides on bat wings

flutters in the dark

 

random wild ideas

scratching in the mind’s attic

nightmares fly at dawn

 

Big-eared-townsend-fledermaus

 

Photo credit: big-eared townsend bat, Wikipedia

dusk

settles

heavily,

like musk

permeating

the cool air;

coaxing

dry husks

from the

ripened

ears of

corn.