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

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

Kanjizai-ji Temple

Kanjizai-ji Temple

Carpe Diem #1822 Kanjizai-ji (temple 40)

The deity of the Kanjizai-ji temple temple is called Benzaiten. She is one of the seven gods of fortume. She is a deity of treasure and arts. She is said to prevent natural disasters and bring rich harvest.

harvest prayers
fortune of the gods
aroused

In Japanese kaeru means “frog” but can also mean “change.” Thus, the kaeru frogs can change (kaeru) bad luck to good, poor to wealthy, sick to healthy, etc.  This stone statue is near the Kanjizai-ji temple.

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Credit: Leigh

waiting change
outside the kanjizai-ji temple
a golden frog

Renga with Jane – Moonlight Moving

Renga with Jane – Moonlight Moving

Carpe Diem #1817 Renga With … Jane Reichhold … Moonlight Moving

moonlight moving
with the gate as the servant girl
takes an evening

escaping reality
for an hours leave

morning fog
dreams not buried
deep enough

fantasies of passion
Add color to pale cheeks

Saturday rain
desire by a warm stove
for an affair

she giggles shyly
at the new delivery boy

spring sunshine
the strangeness of his perfectly
normal thumbnail

brief moments affection
spanning the years

waterfall
delicate forms
for a spirit

celebrating another
death day anniversary

kids laughing
in the neighbor’s house
the childless couple

smiling at lilting breeze
rocking and holding hands

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