Full Summer Foliage

Full Summer Foliage

Carpe Diem #1457 luxurance (shigeri)


evening twilight
fireflies illuminate
the summer foliage



Renga Challenge #1

Renga Challenge #1

Carpe Diem’s Renga Challenge #1 a cherry tree blooming in old age 

The following haiku are © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold, “Basho, The Complete Haiku”)
the two line verses of this renga belong to me.


the voice of reeds
sounds like the autumn wind
from another mouth

echoing with loneliness
stirring the hopes of the past

in summer rain
would you be happy with
the moon’s face

when an other’s wistful eyes
shine much brighter than the stars

separated by clouds
the wild goose lives apart for a while
from his friend

someday soon, my darling love
we too will be together

Summer Solstice – Troiku Challenge

Summer Solstice – Troiku Challenge

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #35 Troiku Challenge “summer solstice”

between the wedded rocks (*)
the sun rises to her highest throne
summer solstice

mountain stream
the ice has melted – dances in the sun
crystal waterdrops

© Chèvrefeuille

waterdrops spray
between the wedded rocks
shinning in sun

waterdrops dance
along the mountain stream
spring thaw

between the wedded rocks
water ebbs and flow
seasons pass

shinning in the sun
fountain of water cascades
at my feet

Weekend Meditation 12

Weekend Meditation 12

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #32 Use That Quote … Florence Nightingale



“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.” ]Florence Nightingale

stroll through the garden
a dainty flower victorious
over the bind weed


from a curled leaf
a butterfly immerses
simple gifts

El Rio Hablador

El Rio Hablador

 Carpe Diem #1425 El Río Hablador (The Talking River)

the river gossips
all our secrets
forgotten language

the river comments
language unintelligible
to city dwellers

                                                                      we’ve forgotten how to listen…….

the pebble skips
on the river’s surface


after the storm
river rants and rages
excess of garbage