on the veranda
a spring warbler’s brown feather
all that’s left behind
journeyed so high from my sight
traveled beyond earthly lines

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #110 Carpe Diem Transformation … Bush Warbler


[…] “There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.” […] (Rumi)

in winter’s sunlight
romance finally blossoms
greenery sprouts rise
blossoms pregnant with promise
as spring lurks around freely

tanka A
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memories of love
fall away like orchid buds
carried by the winds
accumulate and disperse
in unspoiled depths of oceans

tanka B
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Response to Carpe Diem #1729 Wildflower variety — Use That Quote


aerial stalker
hovers in constant altitude
threatening assault


little blackbird
hovers above my crown
threatening aerial deployment

haiku #60

white snowdrops
dotting the green field –
fifth day of summer

haiku #59

the red queen
perched atop green throne
looks out into summery world


newborn cardinal
from top of the pine tree
looks out into summery world

haiku #58

at the saloon
fallen tresses
draw mandalas on the floor


at the hair saloon
severed tresses
fall to the floor –
drawing mandala

haiku #57

spring birds in the field
bid farewell to spring –
drenched by summer rain

haiku #56
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*Finally, another long week of old haiku. This sudden heatwaves has struck me hard but also has inspired a new series called HEATWAVE. Let us see how that turns out. 😉 


memories of you
falling away like blossoms –
a field of flowers

forgive them that trespass
young lovers of this world

the days grow dark
never to see her again
sit here in dark

in the early morning light
sparkling jewels of the night

my aging body
this excruciating pain
I remain all night

count individual stars
twinkling in deep midnight

neither night nor day
between midnight and twilight
a bright shooting star

wish upon a shooting star
still lie side by side with her

a new day comes
sunrise on the horizon
searches for me

searched frantically for her
is lost in the mists of time

I am to meet Death
in exquisite green meadow
honored by greeting

painful this living has been
awoke alone each morning

pierced by morning sun
white petals carelessly strewn
in lieu of snowflakes

blades of green poke through the earth
shaking off silver dewdrops

beyond the darkness
this flushed body in sweet pink
nestled in petals

blossoms lolling in the breeze
event to be forgotten

tanka suite
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Response to Carpe Diem #1693 Two Hearts Together … Tanka Suite

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buried in rubble
fainting smell of wildflowers –
despite adverse odds

haiku #40

this afternoon
taking another walk
after the rain
white apple blossoms fall
brings whiteout conditions

tanka #41

slowly falling
floating in the night sky
apple blossoms

haiku #42

a few white stars
falling down to the earth
grounded to dust

haiku #43

lightening the sky
some tiny grains of dust –
white apple blossoms

haiku #44

the lady in red
strolling along the green mile
finds orphaned sparrows

haiku #45

spring morning –
early field workers
search for worms

haiku #46

from skinny branches
suspended animation –
ruby-red apples

haiku #47

apple trees in bloom
raining down silky-soft tears
mainly white blossoms

haiku #48
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*As May comes to end, Madasahatter572 leaves you, dear reader(s) with these parting thoughts. 😉