Sunday, January 31, 2016

White Dusted Meadow

Carpe Diem Renga Party #2 white dusted meadow (startdate: January 22nd 2016)

This is our second renga party. It will have 44 verses when finished.

Here is the "hokku" of this "yoyoshi":

white dusted meadow
remembering spring’s glory
tufts of pampas grass                             © Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet)

crystals and flakes a jigsaw
blanket covering earth’s green              © Kim M. Russell

Warmth forsaken
puzzle of colors scatters
-Balloons depart                                    © Nimi Arora

At the end of the trail a
cleansing breath of mountain air           © Pat R

full moon shines
through barren tree branches
twisted shadows                                    © Candy                

one cricket, creeping
among the browning grasses                 © Dove Dungeon

by lamplight
in front of the frosted window
ignoring our reading                              © Dove Dungeon

the cricket asks for the dawn
in sweet tones of love for you               © Carol Campbell

the creak of door
still breathless after parting kiss
i meet the morning                                 © Ese Klava

words of new haiku
mingling with my heart                          © Dolores

love create melody
capture natural sound
peace in harmony                                   © Thom Amundsen

nature's stillness sighs
overhead owl's soundless flight              © Gayle Rose

A dreamer’s delight
Fun summer night festivals
Food and free concerts                            © Hank (Kakuala)

At the pier feet in water
Summer moon riding the waves             © Lothar

Descending on prey
Memories of fireworks
Searing heat explodes                             © Christy

our bodies on fire
dousing the winter cold                          © Celestine

spring fever
passion increases
red plum blossoms!                                © Milan

one single tulip shows her face
first encounter with new life                  © Chèvrefeuille

the old mansion
comes alive after the darkness  
old cherry blooms                                  © Chèvrefeuille

carpeting the front lawn
flurry of pink snow                                © Georgia

circadian sky
marking time with solar pulse
azure canopy                                          © Kim Russell

carpeting the front lawn
flurry of pink snow                                © Nimi Arora

the noon day sun peeks
through gray winter clouds
boisterous flutter                                    © Jazzytower

flocks of blackbirds robed like monks
gather offerings of seed                          © Candy

her skirt a-rustle
she flushes
remembering sea-blue eyes                    © Dove Dungeon

the tenderness of the rose
comforts her deep longing                      © Carol Campbell

a hint of sunset
paints her toenails on window sill
-is he coming?                                        © Ese Klava

long shadows fall
mingling with daydreams                       © Dolores

whimsy night caress
sweet breeze serenade sundress
delicious duress                                      © Thom Amundsen

first tide laps the jagged shore
shrike fish the shallow inlet                    © A Gayle Rose

juicy persimmon
crimson orange reflects sunset
dragonfly alights                                     © A Gayle Rose

Dragonfly stops in transit
Just so to rest for the night                     © Hank

early Sunrise
children play on the beach
dragonkite against the sky                      © Chèvrefeuille

Storming the sandcastle
Marauding gulls dip and dive                © N Christy

ah the blooms
spring’s shimmer
everywhere                                            © Celestine

here and there on dry branches
gardenia of snowflakes                         © Milan

above the hillocks
pine needles' and wild plums' smell
taste of cool rice wine                           © Milan

in front of the fireplace
red shadows on the white walls           © Chèvrefeuille

flickering stories
children make shadow ducks
laughter fills the air                             © Georgia

gardeners rake fallen leaves
crackling on the damp bonfire            © Kim M. Russell

tapping feet
the beating drums
bushes sway © Nimi Arora

as the rhythm fills the air
first snowflakes fall from the sky       ©Jazzytower

covering the ground
tender white plum blossoms
early morning                                   © Candy

The first pampas shoot
pierces the snowy blossoms            © Dove Dungeon

Friday, January 22, 2016

Carpe Diem #901 fields

in summer fields
invisible insects hum -
butterflies dance

Autumn winds whisper
amber fields of wheat
bow their heads

winter fields entice
dreams of forgotten warmth
blanketed in snow

spring winds -
fields of early flowers
perfume the air

Friday, January 8, 2016

First Snow

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma – January 2, 2016

first snow falls
blanketing the porch
raccoon tracks
and bird tracks
crisscross over the white snow
under the feeder

Friday, January 1, 2016

Strolling Yesterday

strolling yesterday
astonished by the pine trees.
they seemed to copy
the heavy rain laden skies
imitating it’s wet lay.

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet)


under the wet sky
a kitten shelters
at the base of a pine
pawing after
an unexpected moth