JUXTAPOSITION

JUXTAPOSITION

Carpe Diem Exploring The Beauty Of Haiku #1826 Juxtaposition

ancient lake . . .
a frog jumps into it
sound of water
© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

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digging holes
planting spring bulbs
burying your words

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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

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

At Dawn

At Dawn

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #113 Troiku Hineri … at dawn
 

yoake ni arau tsuyude watashino ashisaichoubi

at dawn
I wash my feet with dew
the longest day © Yozakura (1640-1716)

at dawn
I spread my arms toward the sun
start of summer

I wash my feet with dew
grass clippings cling to my sole
violets in hand

the longest day
a butterfly chases its shadow
across my path

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at dawn
ribbons of sunlight dance
in the trees

I spread my arms toward the sun
its faint warmth on my skin
filling my heart

start of summer
new flowers sing praise
ancient songs of joy

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I wash my feet with dew
scooping glistening diamonds
from ladened petals

grass clippings cling to my sole
garden scents mingle in the air
roses and lavender

violets in hand
I weave a purple chain
for your hair

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the longest day
we spread a blanket
under the maple

a butterfly chases its shadow
your laughter follows
lifting its wings

across my path
a shadow of your frailty
dappled in sunlight