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

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

…………………………..

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

…………………………..

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

…………………………..

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

 

 

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

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #90 Crossroads … Summer Solstice (Troiku Hineri)
 

this short night –
from a shallow well I scoop
a persimmon flower             © Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

solstice splits
between the peach halves
a red stone sun                       © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

shallow pool
sun’s red reflection
blossoms

shallow pool
a flower stirs
the quiet breeze

sun’s red reflection
heatwaves rise above surface
shimmering

blossoms drift
shoreline flooded
dragonflies soaring

shallow pool
a dragonfly hovers
plastic lily pad

a flower stirs
its aroma into the night
sun sinks low

the quiet breeze
cools the air
crickets serenade

sun’s red reflection
deepens with the night
stars begin to shine

heatwaves rise above surface
sweltering dreams
flash and rumble

shimmering
fireflies decorate the lawn
stars descend

shoreline flooded
strands of moonlight
kiss your hair

dragonflies soaring
in the last embers of light
night descends

Moonlit Night & Pink Flowers Bloom

Moonlit Night & Pink Flowers Bloom

Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

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Alfred Schrock

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night                           © Masaoka Shiki

the wild geese take flight
wings softly stir the breeze
lonesome cry echoes

low along the railroad tracks
a stray dog drags his tail
fur against cold steal

in the moonlit night
a screech owls voice
pierces my heart

 

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Carpe Diem #1680 Troiku Month (9) Pink Flowers Bloom

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pale sea of pink
trailing across the sidewalk
primrose carpet

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pale sea of pink
paints the morning sky
clinging to nights edge

trailing across the sidewalk
delicate pink flowers
entangle my feet

primrose carpet
softens the hard fringes
morning garden

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #71 Crossroads Hineri … cherry blossom

standing naked
in awe of the first cherry blossom
dancing in the garden

on winter’s edge
the first Cherry blossom blooms
rain falls softly

© Chèvrefeuille

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rain dances gently
along the naked branches
the first Cherry blossoms

rain dances gently
garden drawing a deep drink
staring spring bulbs

along the naked branches
water droplets cling radiant
reflecting spring buds

the first Cherry blossoms
parade along winter’s edge
ladies blushing

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Advent Candles

Advent Candles

Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2018 (2) Candles

Advent candles typical are placed in an evergreen wreath.  There are three purple candles and one pink one.  Some add a pure white candle to the center to represent the savior.

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Prophecy Candle
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14, NIV)

Bethlehem Candle
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12, NIV)

Shepherds Candle (pink)
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:8–11, NIV)

Angels Candle
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:13–14, NIV)

Christ Candle
Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18, NIV)

green circle of eternity
four candles representing
the light of the world

green circle pf eternity
prophecy candle lit first
for coming of Christ

four candles representing
hope, love, peace and joy
we prepare our hearts

the light of the world
in the darkness Christmas eve
the Christ candle beams

Dew of World

Dew of World

Carpe Diiem #1551 Dew Of The World (Revise That Haiku … Hineri)

koborete wa tada no mizunari beni no tsuyu

the dew of the rouge flower,
when it is spilled
is simply water

© Chiyo-Ni

hasu no ha ni kono yo no tsuyu wa magarikeri

on the lotus leaf,
the dew of this world
is distorted

© Issa

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the world distorted
its soul briefly imprisoned
bulging water drop

the world distorted
in a twist of nature
cupped in a lotus leaf

its soul briefly imprisoned
breeze tipping it free
mingle with life

bulging water drop
losing is hold on me
time moves on

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves –
after the rain – stronger                                 © Chèvrefeuille

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the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves –
after the rain – stronger   

the scent of autumn
awakens faint memories of youth
raking leaves

that sweet smell of decaying leaves –
mixing with chimney smoke
invigorating walk

after the rain – stronger 
the sights and sounds of Autumn
calling me home

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