juicy goodness II

 

kisses sweet as jam

memories of seasons past

blackberry winter

 

 

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free image from pixabay

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

swan song on frozen pond

Carpe Diem‘s Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands features Ria Giskes


 

trumpet arrival

first blizzard’s winter whiteout

loud rushing of wings

cygnet-ure snow of season

feathers settle after storm
 

 

Swans - Swan Pictures and more on swans

photo credit: CDHK

off-season hey-haibun

 

In northern U.S., desperados (a.k.a. winter snow birds) travel off-season; heading due south/southwest in search of warmer weather.  Content to leave blowing snow and ice behind, they drive their posse of bumper-hitch campers, fifth-wheels and motorhomes on clearer roads under clearing skies.  Some set hopes on a certain destination while others simply wish to wander anywhere there’s sunshine or long arm of the law can’t reach.  After staring between jail bars at bare deciduous branches,  sightings of cacti and palm trees give welcome relief; every green or blooming plant serves delight to dulled senses.  Creativity thaws, dreams awaken, and youth renews with soothing warmth.  Here, even the animal outlaws avoid hibernation.

 

hazy desert heat

shadow under mesquite shrub

javelina snorts

 

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photo by lynn

 

Hey, they’re saddling up for Haibun Monday at d’Verse Poets today…

kazahana (snowflakes)

photo credit:  www.livescience.comig35_snowflakes_04_02

 

winter’s secret joy

expecting new grandchildren

love’s art develops

 

every snowflake is unique

each design original

 


Linking with other haiku poets at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.

daikan (great cold) tanka

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photo by lynn__

 

lonely weathervane

midwestern prairie windchill

frosty windowpane

 

 

old bones ache in mid-winter

even crows disappear

 

black hills boon

 

sharp horns of winter

furred herd forages landscape

mountain goats by road

 

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photo by lynn

quiet contrast

 

white sky is falling

stars of perfect symmetry

snowflake on black scarf

 

mid-winter settles

temps dive under sun’s cold glare

icicles shiver

 

blue shadows stretch long

diamonds blanket our deep sleep

home fire’s sweet slow burn

 

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photo by lynn

 

shoukan (less cold)

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt here…

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ice skate frozen lake

                                evergreen colorado

winter day no wind

walking into winter

 

gentle snowflakes

falling into fluffiness

nature’s soft blanket

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Link to CDHK writing technique #21, “Mixing It Up”

seasons time glass

Joining Carpe Diem’s time glass challenge today!
 
first celebrate
the flowers in your heart
confined in winter

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
sworl of green stirs heart
first crocus pokes thru soil
goodbye to winter

-lynn (tr. by reader)

Photo credit: Annette Mc Carthy Old Farmers Almanac site
Photo credit: Annette Mc Carthy
Old Farmers Almanac site

under his wings

 

God covers me

with his gentle hand

like a warm coat

in winter winds.

 

He covers me

with his wide mercy

like a big umbrella

in spring downpour.

 

He covers me

with his tender love

like a bridal tent

in summer sun.

 

He covers me

with his life’s blood

like a full pardon

in fall darkness.

 

He covers me

with his eternal grace

like a safe shelter

in all seasons.

 

“We live under an umbrella of goodness and mercy.”  (Pastor T. on Psalm 23)

“I am my beloved’s and he is mine…his banner over me is love.” (Song of Songs)

 

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