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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 31st 2019, clouds

The challenge is create a so called “One-Bun”, it’s a haibun-form created by Jim Kacian and the goal is to create a haibun that has only on

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shifting clouds form an angry face -breaking tention

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Ancient Cypress

Ancient Cypress

Carpe Diem #1689 Troiku Month (18) Ancient Cypress

ancient cypress
leaning over the light
at sunrise

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) (Extracted from her never published gathering of haiku titled “Ocean Sanctuary”)

ancient cypress
rain beats upon its trunk
winds tear at its leaves

leaning over the light
creating sinuous creatures
upon the rocks

at sunrise
standing on a precipice
between choice

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #90 Crossroads … Summer Solstice (Troiku Hineri)
 

this short night –
from a shallow well I scoop
a persimmon flower             © Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

solstice splits
between the peach halves
a red stone sun                       © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

shallow pool
sun’s red reflection
blossoms

shallow pool
a flower stirs
the quiet breeze

sun’s red reflection
heatwaves rise above surface
shimmering

blossoms drift
shoreline flooded
dragonflies soaring

shallow pool
a dragonfly hovers
plastic lily pad

a flower stirs
its aroma into the night
sun sinks low

the quiet breeze
cools the air
crickets serenade

sun’s red reflection
deepens with the night
stars begin to shine

heatwaves rise above surface
sweltering dreams
flash and rumble

shimmering
fireflies decorate the lawn
stars descend

shoreline flooded
strands of moonlight
kiss your hair

dragonflies soaring
in the last embers of light
night descends

Moonlit Night & Pink Flowers Bloom

Moonlit Night & Pink Flowers Bloom

Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

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Alfred Schrock

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night                           © Masaoka Shiki

the wild geese take flight
wings softly stir the breeze
lonesome cry echoes

low along the railroad tracks
a stray dog drags his tail
fur against cold steal

in the moonlit night
a screech owls voice
pierces my heart

 

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Carpe Diem #1680 Troiku Month (9) Pink Flowers Bloom

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pale sea of pink
trailing across the sidewalk
primrose carpet

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pale sea of pink
paints the morning sky
clinging to nights edge

trailing across the sidewalk
delicate pink flowers
entangle my feet

primrose carpet
softens the hard fringes
morning garden

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #71 Crossroads Hineri … cherry blossom

standing naked
in awe of the first cherry blossom
dancing in the garden

on winter’s edge
the first Cherry blossom blooms
rain falls softly

© Chèvrefeuille

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Wood Natural Sky Cloud Twigs Landscape Park

rain dances gently
along the naked branches
the first Cherry blossoms

rain dances gently
garden drawing a deep drink
staring spring bulbs

along the naked branches
water droplets cling radiant
reflecting spring buds

the first Cherry blossoms
parade along winter’s edge
ladies blushing

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