fragile beauty

Tan renga “chained together” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

between dusty cars

an orange butterfly flits

the traffic rumbles                   – Kim Russell

 

 

truck hauls grain down gravel road

cloud of dust covers milkweed

      – lynn

 

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photo by lynn

beauty in the moment

 

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”  

-Rabindranath Tagore

 

life’s sweet brevity

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photo by lynn

hibiscus beckons monarch

offering nectar

september passing

 

crop ripens

leaf colors

thistle crowns

 

apple falls

milkweed bursts

old barn leans

 

monarch flies

zinnia blooms

heart finds home

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In memory of my Aunt Harriet whose commital was today…

 

 

 

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

chrysalis

– for Leanne

caterpillar worm

eating way thru milkweed leaves

inches slowly on

 

stops to shed dead skin

hope curls inside dark cocoon

change from inside out

 

miracle in time

to emerge as butterfly

delicate wings rise

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  

-from wisdom book of Ecclesiastes 3:11

parable

 

Majestic monarch

soars high above on

stained-glass wings

yet takes notice of a

damselfly in distress

and orders a garrison

of flying grasshopper

guards to this rescue

mission, just in time,

before the jaws of a

venus flytrap snap

tightly shut upon its

helpless victim.