fuyu no tsuki

shifting-clouds-mask-moon

 

winter moon shining

framed by silhouette of tree

caught in cold night’s web

 

Linking to Frank Tassone‘s prompt on classical “winter moon” kigo…

hearts like leaves

 

five-pointed starlight

night blooming (morning) glory

moon waxes…then wanes

 

moonflower

moonflowers – CDHK

on a silent night

 

Here I use a haiku by Chevrefeuille to create a “troiku” which is a unique form invented by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Like a Russian troika, the original haiku is the “sleigh” pulled by the 3 “horses”/haiku verses.


 

silent night

snow falls softly on the graveyard

the Savior is born

©Chevrefeuille

 

on a silent night

cold moon casts wolf’s grey shadow

abrupt bunny tracks

_____

snow falls softly on

the graveyard where family

lays fir bough wreath

_____

the Savior is born!

child in manger embodies

resurrection hope

© lynn__

 

insomnia revisited

 

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foreboding

 

How are we wandering Americans to know it’s Canada’s provincial parks camping weekend?  Of course, all campgrounds from Jasper to Banff are overflowing so we drive on. Sun is setting low over the pass when we find a lonely parking lot near trailhead where we can park our pickup camper for the night. Tired of riding, we decide to check out the trail as dusk settles on forest.

Light fades fast in the high country, exaggerating shapes and shadows.  Full skirts of fir trees appear as dark illustrations straight from the Brothers Grimm.  My apprehension only serves to amplify the crunch of pine needles and sounds of skittering.  We meet last pair of hikers coming back down trail and I note they have walking sticks equipped with bear bells.

 

night envelops trees

alpine woods bathed in shadow

autumn falls early

 


Poets at dVerse are writing haibuns and “forest bathing” this week!

lonely or only alone?

old house floorboards creak

an hour passes on the clock

switch off lamp’s dim light

 

awake in half-empty bed

another night he works late

loco-motion

A poem to read aloud to a child 🙂  Kudos to my son who is a train engineer!  (Linking to dVerse Poetics  prompt “Wheels of Steel” with Bjorn)

 

jumping on

going, gone

 

faster, faster

 

pacing a train

racing in vain

 

faster, faster

 

wheels turning

diesel burning

 

faster, faster

 

graffitied cars

glowing stars

 

faster, faster

 

vision at night

one-eyed light

 

faster, faster

 

hugging its track

never look back

 

faster, faster, clickety-clack!

 

 

 

huntress

eye of the panther

marble half-moon luminous

on black night’s soft fur

Half Moon over Drumlish by Fiona Madden (Longford's online community)

Half Moon over Drumlish by Fiona Madden