dancing in grove

van_gogh

olive trees by Van Gogh

 

mediterranean sun

pulsing rhythm

warm yellow sky

radiates, ripens

music of olives

leaves quiver

trees wave arms

trunks sway hips

shadows of oil

flow to sound

of cool blue

pyrenees bass

Promise – Thomas Bergersen

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

raven flower blooms

beauty attracts flutter-byes

celebrate sweet youth

pledge virginity to one

who will promise a lifetime

The Great Wall – Einar Englund

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

invaders threaten

emperor orders wall be built

red dragon parade

Concertino – Germaine Tailleferre

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You

december snowflakes

floating past, catch on warm tongue

flurries dissipate

Harpsichord Concerto – Pinottini

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You


 

chambermaid listens

dog lies at musicians’ feet

brocade, quill, and lace

Divertimento – Anna Bon

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You


 

amorous courtship

pair of lovebirds in pear tree

dovetailed nesters dance

 

Fantasie – Fanny Medelssohn

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You


 

musical siblings

piano and cello play

duet…or duel?

 

Fanny was a sister to Felix and a wonderful composer in her own right!

Flowers’ Waltz – Tchaikovsky

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You


 

texan bluebonnets

wave swells across pasture

breeze stirring wild joy

Air – J.S. Bach

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme: Let the Music Inspire You

 

first gleam of daylight

glory crescendoes in clouds

sun slowly rises

Raindrop prelude – Chopin

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme: Let the Music Inspire You

raindrops fall gently

converge in heavy downpour

storm cleanses landscape

yokoburi at risefest

The Japanese, who invented haiku, are so “tuned in” to weather and seasonal changes that they actually have 50 different words for rain!  Yokoburi means “driving rain”, as Toni explains at dVerse Poets while serving up haibuns.

 

The northern sky looks dark but we clutch our tickets and lawn chairs, scanning the crowd for an open spot of grass. Undiminished by wringer of day’s work in humidity, we feel pumped for loud, driving beats of drums and bass guitar. A preliminary speaker takes the stage; her enthusiasm covers as a squall stall. Restless for concert to begin, we leave our chairs to search for supper among the vendor stands: pizza by the slice, walking tacos, churro bites, BBQ beef or bratz on bun, cookie on a stick, warm funnel cakes and cold lemonade. We chat with a mom and her stepsons at our picnic table; sharing napkins, talking about noisy boys. Then we wander back to our seats as band takes the stage, under threatening clouds. Let the music begin! Two songs in, clapping crowd is hushed by announcement to go to our cars as a storm is rolling in. A controlled chaos ensues as a thousand people simultaneously fold up camp and head for the parking lot. A strong gust of wind pushes us over tangled net fences to the relative shelter of our cars. A wild prairie storm steals show as headliner tonight.

outdoor concert rips

rain blows across tattered stage

hail drums staccato

spring notes

Playing with tan renga form at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

forgotten flute

shadows of leaves
cover the open holes
her flute forgotten
                         (© Jane Reichhold)
 

she dances with woodland nymphs

notes floating on music of trees

(c) lynn__

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