red hatter

 

yes, growing older
but not “elderly” yet
in fact, feeling bolder
with new friends i’ve metIMG_5831

make statement of fashion
wearing purple and red
deep colors of passion
circle hats upon heads

fun club for ten lassies
monthly travels around
visit places quite classy
while laughter abounds

we live and we learn
shop & dine as an art
the education we earn
keeps brain cells smart

if you see us round town
please give us a smile
we’re the happy red hatters
“live-out-loud” is our style!

 

 


Linking to dVerse Poets pub where Sarah hosts “seeing red” poetry prompt!

purple dreams

Kortney at Tweetspeak Poetry hosts Monday prompts, tanka this week.


 

I come weary,
In search of an inn—
Ah! these wisteria flowers!

–by Matsuo Basho, translated by William George Aston

 

purple moon blooms in doorway
scent welcomes dream traveler

– by lynn

image: groupon.co.uk

 

wysteria myst

From Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a haiku to “revise”:

 

in the moonlight,

the color and scent of the wisteria

seems far away

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

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hear flute softly weep

pale purple tears in moonlight

dropping over wall

© lynn__

 

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image – CDHK

 

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.

life mimics art

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photo by lynn

 

 

lotus opens wide

in ageless petaled beauty

God’s world inspires he(art)

purple passion awakens

adorned with peacock feathers

 

 

 

 

 

Joining CDHK and Kala Ramesh for “lotus viewing”

now i lay me down

A “gentle scent of lavender” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

 

pillowed prayers’ peace

gentle scent of lavender

perfumes silent dreams

purple fields in evening praise

raise reverent cloistered blooms

 

 

purple cabbage in a green pail

photo by lynn__

dewy morning veins

garden pail holds cabbage head

salivates coleslaw
 
 


 

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chinese bellflower

photo of kikyo from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Chinese Bellflower 2

purple-petaled dreams

delicate as veined parchment

let freedom’s bells ring

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Linking with Carpe Diem, thinking of freedom protesters in Hong Kong

coming home

 

purple profusion

rhododendron blossoms cheer

welcoming party

 

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