chinese empress

This tanka began as a “fusion” haiku inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

in mountain meadow

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source: leafsnap.com

 

one paulownia blossom

flutters through sunlight

 like an angel, brings message

of creator’s intentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The paulownia tree, native to China, is also called “empress tree”.

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Combination of these two haiku:

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

 

 

for love of chlorophyll

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where kigo (season word) is young maple leaves.

 

 

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photo by lynn

 young maple leaves

ecstasy of summer growth

in dappled sunlight

meditation on psalm 5:3

 

“O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; 

in the morning I direct my prayer to you and watch.”

 

Lord, in the morning

under shadow of pines

you will hear my voice

sunlight filters through forest

in distant sky, eagle soars

 

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Country Pines, Marshall TX

the longest day

Haiga submitted to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s “Time Glass” challenge.

photo of Stonehenge (CDHK)

photo of Stonehenge (CDHK)