river of sustenance

 

at the gate of a deserted house,
a cicada is crying in the rays
of the evening sun      © Shiki

neighbors left hot summer house
allow insects to move in

pressing sushi;
after a while,
a feeling of loneliness      © Buson

parents and children are gone
eating alone so quiet

the coolness
of the sound of water at night,
falling back into the well      © Issa

overfilling my bucket
splashing on path back to hut

autumn’s bright moon,
however far I walked, still afar off
in an unknown sky      © Chiyo-Ni

harvest moon is calling me
reflections on dark water

all my years
floating in the river
a childish heart      © J. Reichhold

living half my life on our
family’s wooden sampan

a flash of lightning:
the screech of a night-heron
flying in the darkness    © Basho

monsoon rains and avian
wildlife are my companions

 

images

wikipedia

 

Italicized “renga” responses © lynn.  Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .

least resistance

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

-Lao Tzu

 

creek overflows banks

floodwaters rise with fall rains

toads tired of swimming

 

what is softer than snow melt?

what is stronger than water?

 


Quote and inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

psalm for earth day

Psalm 104 is a poem that celebrates creation! I write a humble triolet for earth day. Okay, I’m a day late but to a farmer every day is earth day, right?!

 

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers
let creatures thrive, let life give birth

bless the Lord who forms the earth
air, water, soils of priceless worth
forgive us wasteful mess makers

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers

 

images

free image – liturgy website

haiku (in)fusion

 

Chèvre at CDHK challenges us to create a haiku through “fusion” of the following:

 

rabbit-ear iris

how much it looks like

its image in water

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

And…

a silk tree

even through the leaves weary

of starlight

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

 

My “fusion: of the two:

rabbit-ear iris

bends weary leaves toward water

silk reflects starlight

© lynn__

 

 

well & done

 

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenges us to “revise” a classical haiku by famous female haiku writer. Here is my humble attempt…

 

morning glory!

the well bucket-entangled,

I ask for water

© Chiyo-Ni

 

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glory of morning

entangled in blooming vine

beauty fills my well

© lynn

secret well of life

 

empty of myself

my energy depleted

fill my cup again

i thirst for living water

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photo by lynn

only you can satisfy

 

 

faith to believe

 

step forward off edge

risk falling in too deep and

…walking on water

polder struggle

 

dutch engineering:

keep head above water and

hold finger in dike

 

Head Above The Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Dutch people are masters in water-engineering as much of their country lies below sea level.  Henk Hofstra created the sculpture (above), “Head Above The Water”, on display at Lely.  The statue on top is of Cornelis Lely (1854-1929) who created the plans for the “Delta Works” project of reclaiming “polder” land from the sea. 

(source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

 

headlight fright

 

arrive after dark

campground on old gravel pit

sign warns:  DEEP WATER

 

 

Linking to Ramblings of a Writer and haiku challenge: deep & water

to eden’s rest

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seasons flow

 

warm weather thaw

spring is winter’s changeling child

ice water gurgling

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “yukidoke” (thaw) theme.

Winter Breath – Adrian von Ziegler

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

imprisoned in glass

water still trickles beneath

brittle icicles

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