chinese bellflower

photo of kikyo from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Chinese Bellflower 2

purple-petaled dreams

delicate as veined parchment

let freedom’s bells ring

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Linking with Carpe Diem, thinking of freedom protesters in Hong Kong

blue haiku

 LOGO CD OCTOBER 2014-1

laundry piling up

got those dirty denim blues

please fix my machine

 

 

 

 

Linking up for  Carpe Diem’s 2nd Anniversary!  

Carpe Diem – “Blues”

 

balcony view

chemtrails

 

 

 hourglass sea beckons

autumn travellers leave trails

blue and white plaid sky

 

 

Link to: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.se/2014/09/carpe-diem-time-glass-time-challenging.html

 

apology to Basho

 

garden’s yellow star

shining between dawn and dusk

i claim her melons

 

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My response to CDHK prompt to “revise” master haiku 🙂

distillation

 

soft scent on south wind

makes sweet memories blossom

summer in my heart

 

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photo & prompt from Carpe Diem (see side bar link) and Kristjaan’s

challenge to “distill” longer poem,” Lotus” by Tagore, into haiku.

 

 

rejuvenate

 

reaching for the sun

onion bulbs buried in soil

send green shoots upward

 

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“only the first line” from Carpe Diem 

still saturday

 

planting potatoes

bury in ground (like a grave)

wait…green sprouts will rise

 

raptor

 

fence-post sentinel

 

strong wings lift…soar swift, silent

 

red-tailed hawk sights prey

 

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(Wikimedia Commons, photo: Brocken Inaglory)

 

 

pure fragrance

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observe morning star

breathe lily-of-the-valley

touch rose of sharon

 

i belong to my beloved

friend and lover of my soul

 

 

Aside

haiku with ocean view

 

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relentless as time

winds blow, tides swell, breakers foam

shifting sands of shore

 

husky haiku

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walking in fur coat

crisp november afternoon

casting blue shadows

 

long-legged Lily

meets her short boyfriend, Elmo,

at beagle’s corner.

 

commence sniffing and wagging…

when he gets too close, she snaps!

we all fall down

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Autumn’s glory shines

maples flame and birch blaze

melting into gold

 

Raindrops fall with tears 

windshield wipers ticking time

sorrow’s misty fog

 

Precious Autumn flies

away to heaven’s blest blue

singing with angels

 

Sweet life is brief as 

burning leaves and turning seasons

ashes to ashes.

 

 

(In honor of Autumn Elgersma, age 3, of Orange City who

left this world bereft on October 31, 2013)

 

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