ocean of space

 

Full moon is like white halibut, slipping through nets of fishermen trees.

 

 


Inspired by full moon and book, Crossing the Waters, by Leslie Leyland Fields, an Alaskan fisher(wo)man.

leafless not lifeless

CDHK prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  leafless trees

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photo by lynn

 

 

ghostly silhouettes

naked exposure to wind

squirrels find hollow

European tour: Poland

Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts virtual tour of Europe this month.

Indian Summer

autumn’s mirrored feast

wood smoke reveals trees true hues

kielbasa spices

(photo credit: CDHK)

European tour: Finland


Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts virtual tour of Europe this month.

 

north’s pristine water

clarity of thousandth lake

trees dive where clouds swim

 

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(photo credit: CDHK)

breezy little poem

 

gentle quiver shivers maple leaves

reveals flash of their silver underside

quiet breath whispers subtle tease

where downy baby owlets hide

 

stronger gust flexes tops of trees

may blow in raindrops late today

squirrel kits sleep fits and sneeze

when swing in spring’s breezeway

 

 

A quadrille (44 words) linked to dVerse Poets pub.

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 notes

Playing with tan renga form at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

forgotten flute

shadows of leaves
cover the open holes
her flute forgotten
                         (© Jane Reichhold)
 

she dances with woodland nymphs

notes floating on music of trees

(c) lynn__

sevenling (fantasy)

 

if dust were diamonds,

asphalt was gold, and

trees’ leaves paper money,

 

we’d sneeze on greed

drive over wealth, con~

sider banks quite funny!

 

fantastical, our discontent would blow away with wind~

 


Linking to dVerse Poetics with Lillian on “fantasy” theme…

 

weather the weather

nonet: stanza(s) of nine lines, each with increasing # of syllables (1-9)    dVerse poetics


warm

days of

november

probably past

colder times ahead

forecast fog, wet grey rain

free- zing  an- ti- ci- pa- tion

smell of manure spread on bare fields

trees’ silhouettes swallowed by swift night

photo by lynn

photo by lynn

falling for autumn

This haiku writing technique is often given poet Masaoka Shiki’s term Shasei (sketch from life) or Shajitsu (reality). The poetic principle is “to depict the thing just as it is”. Shiki favored the quiet simplicity of just stating what he saw without anything else happening in the haiku. He found the greatest beauty in the common sight, simply reported exactly as it was seen, and ninety-nine percent of his haiku was written in this style. Many people still feel he was right; there are some moments that are perhaps best said as simply as possible.

(above text taken from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

photo by lynn

I.

thin rain mists the ground

wet leaves from denuded trees

black soil’s damp compost

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II.

sun rays between trees

light cast upon maple limbs

golden leaves tremble

(photos by lynn)