A Wandering Spirit

A Wandering Spirit

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


roosuto ando aroon a wandaaingu supiratto biniisu za san

lost and alone
a wandering spirit
beneath the sun

© よざくら (Yozakura)


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

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

Renga – Beach Diamonds

Renga – Beach Diamonds

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #114 Renga With … beach diamonds

beach diamonds
a new day crystallized
in sunny surf foam               © Jane Reichhold

birds darting out of waves length
shadows bounding alongside

flute melodies
across green ocean waves
spring meadows                                 © Jane Reichholdpoem

butterflies rise together
forming rainbow of color

cold spring breeze
makes the cherry blossom shiver
one heartbeat long               © Chèvrefeuille

girl reaches for lost balloon
I hold my breath, hoping

The wind from Mt. Fuji
I put it on the fan.
Here, a souvenir from Edo    © Basho (Tr. Ryu Yotsuya)

droning music of insects
creates sleepy afternoon

watch birth and death:
the lotus has already
opened its flower.                      © Soseki Natsume (Tr. Soiku Shigematsu)

new ducklings approach water
startled by splashing frogs

dervishes whirling
– seeking a higher consciousness
third eye opens                                      © Chèvrefeuille

blowing one more dandelion
into the amber sunset