summer evening

firefly

longing for the grass
at the bottom of the pool
those fireflies.

© Buson

longing for the grass
blades wave under prairie wind
rustle in ditches

at bottom of pool
crawdads and minnows asleep
moon passes over

elusive fireflies
hide in long grasses near pond
flicker on and off

© lynn

 


Image and troiku challenge celebrating Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s 7th anniversary!

do you know?

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do you know what the earth meditates upon in autumn?

when north wind breathes fresh worship
over cornfield of heavy stalks bowed down
as ripe apples bless orchard with abundance
and tumbleweeds dance across rural road?

when crispy leaves gather in harvest pile
over rich soil fully yielded to waning sun
as pumpkins swell with orange-ribbed grace
and squirrel chatters praise for scattered nuts?

do you know what the earth meditates upon in autumn?

 

 


The beginning (and ending) question is from Pablo Neruda’s El Libro de las Preguntas.

prairie calls my name

windy weather
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each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold

 

My “fusion” haiku/ troiku:

wildflowers nod heads
while bees hum mystery song
prairie breeze summer

wildflowers nod heads
as gentle wind nudges clouds
sleepy afternoon

bees hum mystery
in honeyed depth of pistil
sweet nectar distills

prairie breeze summer
delivers pollen and seeds
native plants flourish

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photos by lynn

 

 

photo-shopping haiku

Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where host, Chevrefeuille, invites us to “improve” on a classic haiku; re-write and make it look better (like a photo-shopped image).


 

 

autumn has come
visiting my ear on
a pillow of wind

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

autumn rustles in
whispering wind tickles ears
fluffs leafy pillow

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

prairie winds pantoum

 

perpetual prairie wind moans lonely lowing sound

in search of mischief, gust scatters dry leaves along

on midnight prowl, gale must howl like lost hound

across empty fields, wind sings a melancholy song

 

in search of mischief, gust scatters dry leaves along

seeds fly, tree branches sway, wild grasses bend,

across empty fields, wind sings a melancholy song

laundry flaps on lines, blows off, hung up again, again

 

seeds fly, tree branches sway, wild grasses bend,

rusty windmill squeaks, giant wind turbines hum

laundry flaps on lines, blows off, hung up again, again

tumbleweeds twirl, dust devils whirl, grasshoppers strum

 

rusty windmill squeaks, giant wind turbines hum

on midnight prowl, gale must howl like lost hound

tumbleweeds twirl, dust devils whirl, grasshoppers strum

perpetual prairie wind moans lonely lowing sound

 

 


Submitting pantoum poem to dVerse Poets pub with thanks to Gina for explaining this form and Victoria for added encouragement!

 

 

 

wind vs. sun

Carpe Diem‘s “tan renga” challenge…add 2 line response to original haiku.

 

the cold wintry wind
is blowing so hard that
the sun sinks into the ocean

© Soseki

today, sun admits defeat
tomorrow, will rise stronger

© lynn__

sundown

image from pinterest

 

aki no koe

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai… “aki no koe” is a Japanese kigo, seasonal word, that refers to autumn’s voice, the sound of wind through decaying leaves.


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sounds of silver

 

breeze whispers in trees

shaking,  sighing, quivering

summit ash leaves quake

 

listen to metal

red tail fin turns, grey blades spin

garden windmill squeaks

 

hear tinkling music

chimes dangle on staggered strings

dance with spring zephyr

 

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view from my kitchen window

 

epilogue:

do you hear the wind?

whirring sound but no air moves

fan noise app for sleep

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

ominous chill

My attempt at “fusion” prompt (see CDHK) to fuse two haiku into one new one.

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free image

 

the crow has flown away:

swaying in the evening sun,

a leafless tree.

 

over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow.

© Soseki Natsume

 

raucous wind stirs crows

black “leaves” clinging to bare tree

murderous caws rise

© 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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elemental valor

Linking to Haiku Horizons prompt: forge

 

as blizzard winds roar

think washington’s army in

valley forge winter

 

 

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March to Valley Forge by Wm.Trego, 1883.  mountvernon.org

volatile situation

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts haiku/troiku prompt.  He gifts us with first line: “when every gust of wind.”  Each stanza of troiku begins with next line from original haiku.

 

when every gust of wind
fans bright flames of fire higher
smoke and ashes whirl

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when every gust of wind
exhales crackles, sizzles, pops
wood door comes unhinged

fans bright flames of fire
higher heat of inferno
old shed roof crumbles

smoke and ashes whirl
choking billows engulf all
inhale acrid breath

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

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