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__

 

white Christmas (lite)

 

blanc fluff dusts tips of

evergreen branches; softens

brittle spikes of frozen grass

fantastical concert

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.

 

thunder snow, light show

aurora borealis

celestial drum set

 

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image:  free wallpaper download

 

See USA Today video of northern lights from the international space station.

 

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

 

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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

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