BREATHING SILENCE

alone on the beach
only the cries of seaguls –
breathing silence

© Chèvrefeuille

alone on the beach
I shall walk into the blackness
to meet with Death

only the cries of seagulls –
are easily ignored
these birds that cry out in sorrow

breathing silence
on this moonless night
I am soon to be forgotten

troiku
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1688 Troiku Month (17) Breathing Silence

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SUMMER SOLSTICE

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)

within a short time
the touch of pale sun
around the sunflowers

within a short time
sprawling wildflowers
raise their heads

the touch of pale sun
pulsating with life
still invigorates

around the sunflowers
infinitesimal cosmic debris
stars twinkling in the sky

***
within a short time
sprawling wildflowers
raise their heads

within a short time
in the early dawn
a myriad of faint galaxies

sprawling wildflowers
sighing till daylight
taking their last breaths

raise their heads
dispersing morning dewdrops
drops of color pooling where they stand

***
the touch of pale sun
momentarily invigorates
the wildflowers

the touch of pale sun
lost in the dusk
golden butterfly

momentarily invigorates
twittering twilight early bird
entire summery world

the wildflowers
clumsily knocking into each other
all the time

***
around the sunflowers
the dim light of the stars
butterflies in the meadow

around the sunflowers
scattered fragrant leaves
a sea of fallen stars

infinitesimal cosmic debris
lolling in the breeze
shifts between land and sea

stars twinkling in the sky
billions of years passed
the air still filled with the perfume of promise

troiku
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

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