summer solstice

Rhyming couplets with Frank at dVerse

 

notice yesterday’s date marked june twenty-one

means every day now we’ll see less of the sun

 

calendar says it was first day of summer

heat and humidity might be a bummer

 

we’ve had plenty of rain, thick clouds hide the sun

a hot sunny day watching ball sounds like fun!

 

 

lake titicaca

Image & inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

clearly deepest blue

andes “birthplace of the sun”

old cultures, cold nights

 

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia 

sand romance

Chevrefeuille is “romancing haiku” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

love absorbs sun’s heat

footprints on secluded beach

warm kiss remembered

 

 

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photo by lynn

 

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snow follows easter

 

“The cock crowing in the milky dawn thinks its call raises the sun;” 

                     – René Daumal

 

old cock winter crows

easterly wind heralds storm

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free image – pexels

red sun is rising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku inspired by quote (Carpe Diem Haiku Kai) in less-than-inspiring weather.

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frozen razzle dazzle

 

sun dogs howl in cold

temps drop after arctic blast

winter’s shining face

she wears best diamond earrings

snowdrifts sparkle with brilliance

 

 

I couldn’t resist Kiwinana’s tanka prompt, using “winter” and “shining”!

 

 

sunset bridge

 

city silhouette

citrus sky ripens slowly

shadow swallows sun

 

 

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photo by lynn

evening glow

Joining dVerse Poetics prompt:  moon muse personified…

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photo by lynn

 

One beautiful summer’s eve, Moon hosted a gala dinner party on Earth’s patio but did not invite Sun (understandably, as he always seems to outshine her best efforts and makes a point of it).  The Stars, however, like to imitate Sun’s braggadocio and would have enjoyed bringing his ego down a notch.  Miss Moon animated the night, elegant (as always) in her pale dress with feathery cloud shawl caressing her white shoulders.  The Stars regaled their gracious host with tales of the Hunter and Great Bear.  They all joined in the ancient songs, illuminating the night sky.  A misty-eyed Moon finally bid farewell to the fading planets and slipped into bed just before the jilted Sun blazed hot on the horizon.

 

moon reflects sun’s face

heavenly bodies sing praise

shine created light

 

 

 

 

 

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Linking with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai “power of words” theme:  movement

“Haiku is the poetry of nature and nature is always in motion…” ~ Chèvrefeuille, CDHK host

 

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summer daylight fades

earth turns away from sun’s face

weed bows seedful head

 

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goatsbeard photos by lynn

 

European tour: Portugal

Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai wraps up virtual tour of Europe.

 

ocean waves lap shore

dig toes into warm wet sand

soak in sunshine coast

 

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(photo credit: CDHK)

pre~dawn music

 

birdsong symphony

set treetops a~twittering

praise their Creator

 

a~waken, you sleepyheads

greet with joy a~rising sun!

 

 

inversion // diversion

tangerine sun

rolllling deliciously

down

to/ward blue sky-bowl’s rim

sWELLs briefly into

navel orange…then

ruby red grapefruit

e-long-gates to lemon wedge

be/fore drrroppping

off

green earth-table’s edge.

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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