A Wandering Spirit

A Wandering Spirit

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1851 A Wandering Spirit

ろーすと・あんど・あろーん・あ・わんだーいんぐ・すぴらっと・びにーす・ざ・さん

roosuto ando aroon a wandaaingu supiratto biniisu za san

lost and alone
a wandering spirit
beneath the sun

© よざくら (Yozakura)

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unknown poet
words sprawled in a notebook
yellow and fade

hope in ashes
fragments of dust cling
to the edge of dreams

Renga with Jane

Renga with Jane

morning downpour
raised to new heights
afternoon clouds

admiring new signs
of life and blossoms

desert sounds
out of the sun’s way
clouds moving

jaunt in open car
creating our own breeze

beach tent billows
in the summer blue
white clouds

tumbling out we race
into the foaming surf

dancing lights
clouds sprinkle the sun
across water

we wander the shore
searching for new diversion

clouds
colored by open wall
a driftwood lair

exploring the catch
we drag our treasures homeward

curving with the land
a rainbow of clouds
moves out to seaa

evening settles upon us
with a cool shower

Haiku © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) two-lined strofes by Adas\’s Poetry Alcove

New Year 2021

New Year 2021

Carpe Diem #1842 End Of Year

New Year’s Eve
day spent cleaning house
clearing out
planning for a brighter year
leaving baggage behind

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a minute after midnight
my spouse bundles up warmly
takes treats for stray cats
cold air spilling in door
a mixture of sadness and hope

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NewYear’s Day
a squirrel shakes his tail
at the rain

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First rain fall
attempting to wash away
melancholy year

Double Haiku

Double Haiku

mysterious landscapes
rise and unfold before my eyes
worlds of Clouds

© Chèvrefeuille

       

mysterious landscapes
backlit by the sun
beckoning

rise and unfold before my eyes
dragons and knights quell fears
as they dissipate

worlds of clouds
sweeping away the mundane
in a gust of wind

mysterious landscapes
forging the terrain
of my imagination

backlit by the sun
forgotten hopes and dreams
remembered

beckoning
my true self emerging
from veiled shadows

rise and unfold before my eyes
new paths and adventures
to conquer

dragons and knights quell fears
of the daily grind –
youth awakened

as they dissipate
I wave goodbye to worry
a smile emerges

worlds of clouds
Spark the imagination
dreams unfold

sweeping away the mundane
cobwebs of my life
trailing

in a gust of wind
a new spring added
to my gait

Autumn Colors #Tanka Tuesday #Synonyms Only

Autumn Colors #Tanka Tuesday #Synonyms Only

Challenge 199 Synonyms only- Move & Make

I decided to write a haiku this week and then use a form called Troiku created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This form uses each line of the starting haiku as the first line of the next haiku. It does not have to all be related, but I like to challenge myself to create one idea.

autumn colors drift
creating butterfly clouds
swirling around us

autumn colors drift
stirring memories when time
was at a crawl


creating butterfly clouds
enveloping the spirits
of our youthful past

swirling around us
the happiness of childhood
imbues our essence