BEAUTIFUL WAVES

dreamy sailor
lulled by the sound of the waves
from hospital bed

haiku

up towards blue skies
ocean waves angrily slapping shore
crashing against black rocks

haiku

in blustery conditions
zephyrs carry ocean scents
and siren’s sorrowful song

haiku

Response to Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree #1 introduction “beautiful waves”

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PICKING FLOWERS IN THE RAIN

wine cup
don’t drop in any dirt
village swallows

meticulous architects
gather supplies for their nest

more reassuring
than in a dream
the real hawk

burnished relics discovered
floating down silver river

wearing a paper robe
even if it gets wet
picking flowers in the rain

amid torrential downpours –
budding rainbow symphony

now farewell
for snow viewing we’ll fall down
until we get there

white delicate confetti
falls down upon my shoulders

go naked
one needs to wear more clothes
in February’s storm **

beneath thread-barren cotton
good-intentioned activists

frozen dew
a dry brush draws
clear water *

painting porcelain picture –
blue butterfly in white skies

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold; taken from “Basho, the complete haiku”)

renga

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #55 Renga With Basho Hineri … picking flowers in the rain