kawasemi (kingfisher)

“Kawasemi” is a traditional Japanese “kigo” (seasonal word) used in haiku.  Find more information on kingfishers at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s prompt…


 

 

blue flash by river’s bend

Kingfisher 45 (Noel Marry)

image by Noel Marry

dagger pierces quicksilver

hunter’s stealthy eye

seven summer series

 

farmer mowing grass

nesting killdeer scold and swoop

wild roses blush pink

 *   *   *

humidity soars

spirals of corn reaching up

thunder rumbles rain

*   *   *

smell of fresh cut hay

cattle swishing tails at flies

farm wife hoes garden

*   *   *

camping in state park

birdsong floats on morning breeze

cotton flies from trees

*   *   *

biking lakefront trail

past fishermen on pier

slow goose crosses path

*   *   *

evening slowly fades

lamps illuminate old bridge

reflect on river

*   *   *

daylight awakens

glad summer sunday morning

voices raise in praise

we can only imagine

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God…    Ps. 46:4

joyful
river of
liquid glass
crystal clear
stream of
perpetual
living water
flows, grows
ever deeper
cleansing
quenching
refreshing
as peace
passing
through
the new
jerusalem
eternal city
of God’s
kingdom
and our
forever
home

Serenade – Schubert

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

 

river flows to sea

swift sunset follows sunrise

all our seasons fade

mid-night noel

Linking to dVerse Poets. Kim hosts and shares this night-time panorama!

wroclaw-by-night1

Wroclaw, Poland – photo by kim

 

nights razzle city

lights dazzle pretty

merry Christmastide

fairy carriage ride

trees displayed there

seen in market square

river shines reflection

mirrors celebration

dragon in fountain

shadow of mountain

steeple tickles sky

people trickle by

carolers swell song

cathedral bells gong

haze glows of gaslight

maze lit  til midnight

moonlight serenade

 Tan Renga linked to Carpe Diem

river stones

caressed by flowing water

pale moon shines   

                               -becca givens

 

owl wings past fir tree shadows

stream gurgles soft lullaby.

                              -lynn__

 

rock river

 

follow a current

meander under the trees

paddle our canoe

 

portage onto sandy bar

slip into water for swim

 

 

Canoe-Accessories

CDHK word prompt, “meander”  (photo credit: canoe accessories/hitch safe)