final call

“Cricket” is a classical “kigo” (season word) used in haiku…link to CDHK

 

leaves crunch underfoot

last cricket chirps in basement

where is he hiding?

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image – pixabay

 

late bloomers

Join in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s chrysanthemum prompt.

 

dead leaves fall from trees

cornstalks decay in field as

chrysanthemums bloom!

granddaughters delight in mums

colorful caterpillar  🙂

 

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photo by lynn

 

fallen

A triolet is a French form of 8 lines with ABaAabAB repetition…for dVerse MTB


 

wet scarlet leaves carpet cold ground

embraced with dew and kissed by mist

hidden in fog, pumpkins lie ’round

wet scarlet leaves carpet cold ground

ghost cows graze cornfield, make no sound

where earth meets sky in phantom tryst

wet scarlet leaves carpet cold ground

embraced with dew and kissed by mist

 

 

 

sounds of silver

 

breeze whispers in trees

shaking,  sighing, quivering

summit ash leaves quake

 

listen to metal

red tail fin turns, grey blades spin

garden windmill squeaks

 

hear tinkling music

chimes dangle on staggered strings

dance with spring zephyr

 

Version 2

view from my kitchen window

 

epilogue:

do you hear the wind?

whirring sound but no air moves

fan noise app for sleep

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

for love of chlorophyll

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where kigo (season word) is young maple leaves.

 

 

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photo by lynn

 young maple leaves

ecstasy of summer growth

in dappled sunlight

hearts like leaves

 

five-pointed starlight

night blooming (morning) glory

moon waxes…then wanes

 

moonflower

moonflowers – CDHK

shincha flavors life

 

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s early summer kigo word is shincha, meaning new tea.


 

 

black? chai? or rooibos?

search for favorite cup as

workers pick tea leaves

remember hours of labor

gratitude steeping new brew

bare branches

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  features “troiku” (each line of initial haiku is beginning line of three more haiku in a series). I wrote my own haiku to begin…

 

bare branches burst forth

spring budding freshly green leaves

renewal of life

 

bare branches burst forth

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photo by lynn

birds improvise on treesong

winter’s day is done

 

spring buds fresh green leaves

young rabbits nibble new grass

first tulips open

 

renewal of life

gentle scent follows spring rain

promise of apples

ominous chill

My attempt at “fusion” prompt (see CDHK) to fuse two haiku into one new one.

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free image

 

the crow has flown away:

swaying in the evening sun,

a leafless tree.

 

over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow.

© Soseki Natsume

 

raucous wind stirs crows

black “leaves” clinging to bare tree

murderous caws rise

© lynn__

 

 

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abstract glory

abstract autumn

 

 

bleed red and purple

leaves sizzle across cool sky

autumn’s frenzied dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai; “autumn abstract” image by unknown artist.

autumn fullness

photo credit:  “wet leaves” by David Slotto,  featured at dVerse  (too late to link post)

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color-full ideas

ripen with passing season

inspiration rains/reigns

poet living inside head

forgets to water houseplants

fall flutters by

CDHK’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  butterfly

 

flicker of orange

falling leaves with patterned wings

monarch migration

 

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photo by lynn

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