warbler’s laugh

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s weekend tanka challenge…


 

A spring warbler casts
A dropping on the rice cakes —
The veranda edge.                    © Basho

you little party pooper
ruined our afternoon tea!   © lynn__

Bush+Warbler

bush warbler

 

dear guest

 

don’t be upset by
my russet setter
on the side porch;
step over him and

please, have a seat
on my satin settee
here we’ll have tea,
chat, recite verset till

supper; then play
games after sunset
until we settle into
long moonset night.

 


Joining dVerse poets writing quadrilles (44 words) using the word “set”.

 

as tea cools

 

for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums

© Matsuo Basho

a holy moment of awe
contemplating God’s wonder

© lynn__

 

 

you, me, and tea

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after the

tea steeps

let’s pour it,

steaming, into

travel mugs to

drive south

away from

bitter winter

over steeps

across desert

through cities

onto island

where sun

smiles for

sandy miles

where we

hide from

hazy sea-spray

 

between

 

steep dunes,

sipping tea

 


Mish invites us to write a quadrille (44 words) on word “steep” at dVerse Poets

simple graces

 

japanese matcha

boil and brew on hibachi

tea ceremony

pour into bowls, bow to friends

traditional chanoyu

 

tea kettle

photo & prompt – CDHK

anti-inflammatory moment

Inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

herbal remedy

tea from mountains of Tibet

pedicularis

an experienced brewer

smiles as he passes warm cup

 

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japanese spring (IV)

Eleutherococcus-flowers

Acanthopanax – CDHK


 

acanthopanax

ginseng renews energy

brew fresh spot of tea

 

waiting…

Guest post by youngest son who saw me watching teapot and wrote haiku…


 

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patience is needed key

sweet glee

small pleasures

 

raku-yaki bowl

potter sipping poetry

enjoys tea in hands

Tea Party with Friends

 

Out on the lawn under a tree

with tables set quite daintily

a floral scent inside the tent

where Bethel ladies take their tea.

 

Cookie for you, a scone for me

small sandwiches cut diagonally

drink hot or cold, pour flavors bold

when Bethel ladies take their tea.

 

Our host is Ms. Mary Jo Lee

a proper southern belle is she

invites us chat, imagine that’s

why Bethel ladies take their tea.

 

Wear fancy hat to grand partay

recite a poem or play croquet

switch chairs on run, stir in good fun

how Bethel ladies take their tay!

 

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photo credit:  Karen Wynia

 

high (organic green) tea

My response to Kristjaan’s “high tea” invitation!

Perankan-High-Tea

zhena’s gypsy tea

coconut chai aroma

 taste a splash of cream

cozy comfort, aye

 

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Irish peppermint is mite refreshing cup o’ tea on snowy eve!

 

music from Slow players.org

music from Slow players.org