INDIAN SUMMER

after a warm day
a thin layer of fresh fallen snow
covers the garden

Indian Summer
inbetween seasons
roses bloom again

© Chèvrefeuille

summer grass
covered with autumn leaves
early winter rain

summer grass
amorous crickets sing
summer sonata

covered with autumn leaves
caught in the meadow
the cool summer breeze

early winter rain
mark the hours of sorrow
here on Earth

troiku
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #100 Crossroads … Indian Summer

CHINESES LANTERN

Chinese lantern
the brightness within
a bee

dancing under bright twilight
buzzing factory worker

flowers by the door
nameless except for the color
of these blue days

straining listening to them
echoes of soft monotone

sheaves of grass
water that does not break
flows in ripples

not lost but merely transformed
tempestuous blue waters

late summer grasses
above their roots the seeds
nearly touching

the faintest touch of pale sun
seeds the earth with its beauty

barbed wire
the best berry bushes
double-thorned

suspended tasty treasures
often difficult to grasp

in foggy moonlight
blackberries float in cream
her nails are blue

poised on the tip of tongue
taste and deliciousness

Renga With Jane Reichhold
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Response to Carpe Diem #1735 Renga With Jane Reichhold — Chinese Lantern

BUTTERCUPS II

buttercups
peeping through fog
opening to the sun

sunshine lights
on hibiscus leaves before their
own dark

© Jane Reichhold

ruby jewels
bloom under the night sky
flowered fireworks

dancing flame licking night air
watch summer firework
pulsate with life

in a field of green
among tall warm grass
blooming hibiscus

troiku B
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #99 crossroads of summer

NZ Hibiscus

BUTTERCUPS I

buttercups
peeping through fog
opening to the sun

sunshine lights
on hibiscus leaves before their
own dark

© Jane Reichhold

in the early dawn
sunny-illumined blossoms
the stars of night shine

in the early dawn
multitude of suns
bursting with dazzling color

sunny-illumined blossoms
fiery blooms of yesterday
bursting with new life

the stars of night shine
a thousand candles
dotting the green meadow

troiku A
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #99 crossroads of summer

DEPTH OF A FLOWER

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

summer swarm
clouded in mystery
drifts from flower to flower

summer swarm
voyagers in golden field
darting to and fro

clouded in mystery
gold(en) buzzing caravan
in a green field

drifts from flower to flower
summer collective
singing so sweetly

troiku/fusion-ku
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #97 depth of a flower (CD Crossroads)

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DAISIES

around the mansion
daisies standing strong together
after the storm

© Chèvrefeuille (2012)

around the mansion
assembled constellations
brings me home again

daisies standing strong together
puppets on stiff green strings
revolt from its puppeteer

after the storm
quietness and peace
finally found

troiku
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Response to Carpe Diem #1719 Daisies … Troiku Challenge