joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….




san antonio

cruise boats glow neon colors

night life’s lights shimmer

piano music jazzes

river walk laughter ripples



photo by lynn


Folk music from southern Italy featured on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .


feel venomous bite

pain and fevered frenzy rise

dance of wolf spider

son plays piano music

fingers bounce faster–faster!



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

low style or high class?

Earlier insulted by

tinkering piano tuner

who mumbled something

about cheaper instruments’

mediocre sound quality,

the small piano swells

with dissonant rage

when unaware student

pounds out Bieber hit

instead of fingering

classical masterpiece.


In elegant contrast,

the gracious silver

coffeepot keeps her

serene composure,

never spilling hot

drop when filling

embarassingly silly

souvenir shop mug

sporting older couple

on beach with words,

“Iowa is for Lovers”.


Linking passionate concrete nouns to d’VersePoetics with Marina tonight…

recital reminisce


when my son fingers those keys,

notes of Beethoven or Debussy

float like delicate butterflies to

bring happy summer to my ears


like sweet notes of summer, our

time flutters by on soft wings as

his beard appears… soon Nevue’s

music on my piano may fall silent



(from “Play it again, Toads”,  link to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads)