weather gets bad rap

may day!

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photo by lynn

may day
winter has
a hay day
weather is
a melee
tulips in dis-
-may sway
robins go
cra cra
dare to
stay, say
welcome
May day
to I-o-way

oh, yay!

sign of his presence

Exploring new (old) form of poetry,  the ghazal, at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

symbol of peace whose spirit we know

surprised by shadow, white dove in snow

 

swift owl or coyote’s bloody salvo

moonlight reveals white dove, still, in snow

 

on pilgrim road, choose which way to go

follow the sun or white dove in snow

 

cemetery where winter winds blow

watchman on headstone, white dove in snow

 

soft, lynn, pure sign of his love to show

alights branch above, white dove in snow

 

 

Winter Symphony – Joachim Raff

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

 

coverlet of snow

cottontail hides under hedge

sunset paints sky pink

 

bells jingle on horse harness

as white flurries chase sleigh home

swan song on frozen pond

Carpe Diem‘s Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands features Ria Giskes


 

trumpet arrival

first blizzard’s winter whiteout

loud rushing of wings

cygnet-ure snow of season

feathers settle after storm
 

 

Swans - Swan Pictures and more on swans

photo credit: CDHK

an Ent-ful event

My response to tan renga challenge at CDHK

 

250px-TREEBEARD

Treebeard from wikipedia

 

Rumbling winter storm – 

Ents are dancing with their wives – 

ancient limbs entwined

© Paloma

 

celebrate bark-won battles

snow settles on grateful trees

(c) lynn__

 

spring runoff

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photo by lynn           New Mexico         2016

animation

 

seek frozen acorns
powdery puff of tail fluff
squirrels dig in snow

 

 

silently the snow

Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  “fresh snow”

photo by lynn

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moon rises softly

glowing fullness blushes pink

snow glistens on roof

thankful tanka

sunshine’s steady warmth

melting snow, nourishing soil

vital nitrogen

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listen to weather’s whisper

nature’s cycle of blessing

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photo by lynn

veni, vidi, vici ?

“I now claim this city as mine,” triumphs Snow,
chilling stones of old buildings and streets.
“All seasons belong to me,” caws the Crow.

“I’ve staked claim to this city as mine,” warns Snow.
“My brothers and I’ll push you out!” threatens Crow,
from dead tree where plotting crows’ murder meets.

“I will leave this city behind,” murmurs Snow,
dying pack on stone buildings and streets.

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NOTES:

A fable fit loosely in triolet form...
and loosely fits Anna's "diction" 
prompt at d'Verse poetics.  
I like the "sound" of 
Caesar's Latin for the title and 
 find"murder" of crows intriguing.  
Also incorporated "brothers" 
idea from earlier prompt.

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photos by lynn, Jerusalem 2015

klompen prints in snow

snow tulip

tulip festival

snowfall surprises tourists

may not so merry

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may not so merry

frosted flowers weeping ice

parade is cancelled

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parade is cancelled

bakery sells hot koffie

windmill park empty

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windmill park empty

nature’s moods are capricious

tulip festival


Linking this cascading haiku with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

don’t taste the slush

 

gutter drips

january thaw

snow piles are shrinking away

sun warms bare branches of naked trees

dirt exposed

 

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Like cinquain: 5 lines, but “oddly”modified syllable pattern (see previous post).

Linking to Tony’s “meeting the bar” challenge at  d’VersePoets!

 

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