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Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai with “cherry petals” kigo challenge…


 

cherry petals float

gentle from tree to kiss earth

scent of pink snowflakes

 

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overheard

 

it was almost morning,

half moon and venus were

still hanging at the star bar

watching the world turn.

“earth, ain’t she a beauty?!”

half moon commented.

“she really is, considering

her age,” venus had to agree.

 

“she’s weathered many storms

in her years…whatcha think

about this global warming?”

“i’m not convinced, seems

earth’s weather has always

been a bit unpredictable…

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(sigh) i’m not sure people

are as wise and powerful

as they imagine they are.”

 

half moon chuckles, “well,

looks like sun’s gonna close

this place down…alright

if i walk you home?”

 

 

 

greatest show on earth

After sunrise early one morning, I watched the full moon still hovering in the pale western sky. Momentarily, it appeared as a bright shiny coin balanced on an electric line; a high wire act, ready to roll like a big white marble down a track; a cosmic toy staged by a playful Designer. I wondered if the weight of it would bend the wire low to the ground causing sparks or if it would tip off and crash to earth, creating a sizable crater. As I observed, it fell…slow motion…through the wires and was caught safely in net of bare tree branches, averting disaster. The earth turned, the water tank filled, and I went back to chores.

(VI.)

starlight’s beauty fades

overwhelmed by sun’s glory

full moon in retreat

 


Linking to Carpe Diem‘s retreat…this haiku is #6 in my joy of light series.

joy of light series

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

II.

light gives life to earth

sunrise will follow sunset

as day follows night

 

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photo by lynn

breathe after dusk

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You can play Magnetic poetry online, check it out!  (Take a screen shot to save your poem.)

man of the land

 

salt of the earth

faithful steward of the soil

guardian of God’s garden

patiently waits for harvest

impatiently wrestles with weather

muscular and tanned from

carrying wet calves

throwing dry bales

created from dust with

dirt under his fingernails

 

…to dust someday must return

 


A quadrille of 44 words on the theme of  “earth”.

psalm for earth day

Psalm 104 is a poem that celebrates creation! I write a humble triolet for earth day. Okay, I’m a day late but to a farmer every day is earth day, right?!

 

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers
let creatures thrive, let life give birth

bless the Lord who forms the earth
air, water, soils of priceless worth
forgive us wasteful mess makers

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers

 

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there is a God and you are not him

Linking this tanka with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

 

considering beliefs of

muslim, jew, christian,

on something we can agree:

we believe only one God,

maker of heaven and earth.

 

 

balloon is us

 

it’s

a ball

the globe

planet earth

“the balloon we live on”

 


A quote from my 3 yr. old grandson, Justus  🙂

evening glow

Joining dVerse Poetics prompt:  moon muse personified…

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photo by lynn

 

One beautiful summer’s eve, Moon hosted a gala dinner party on Earth’s patio but did not invite Sun (understandably, as he always seems to outshine her best efforts and makes a point of it).  The Stars, however, like to imitate Sun’s braggadocio and would have enjoyed bringing his ego down a notch.  Miss Moon animated the night, elegant (as always) in her pale dress with feathery cloud shawl caressing her white shoulders.  The Stars regaled their gracious host with tales of the Hunter and Great Bear.  They all joined in the ancient songs, illuminating the night sky.  A misty-eyed Moon finally bid farewell to the fading planets and slipped into bed just before the jilted Sun blazed hot on the horizon.

 

moon reflects sun’s face

heavenly bodies sing praise

shine created light

 

 

 

 

 

looking for eden

caretakers of earth

placed in garden for purpose

listen to the soil

all creatures on green planet

need resources to sustain

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photo by lynn

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Linking with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai “power of words” theme:  movement

“Haiku is the poetry of nature and nature is always in motion…” ~ Chèvrefeuille, CDHK host

 

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summer daylight fades

earth turns away from sun’s face

weed bows seedful head

 

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goatsbeard photos by lynn

 

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