ICE CREAM

snow fall in belly
adding lusciousness to feast
vanilla ice cream

© S.D. Tiwari

snow fall in belly
fresh nourishments for the soul
benediction on skin

adding lusciousness to feast
themes of extravagance –
fireworks in the sky

vanilla ice cream
soft-white dollops spiraling
falls beneath the trees

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Response to Carpe Diem #1695 Ice Cream … Troiku

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FIREFLIES (13)

steamy night
fireflies
out in the rain

© Jim Kacian

steamy night
in the breath of a new dawn –
newborn fireflies

fireflies
soloists at dusk
perform death dance

out in the rain
golden artists
painting the landscape

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Response to Carpe Diem #1684 Troiku Month (13) Fireflies

WHITE VALLEY CLOUDS

after the rain
breathing deeply
white valley clouds

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

after the rain
on the grass –
rainbow droplets

breathing deeply
the smell of wildflowers
as they begin to wither

white valley clouds
meet in a kiss
with blatant blue sky

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Response to Carpe Diem #1683 Troiku Month (12) White Valley Clouds

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MOONLIT NIGHT

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

the wild geese take flight
after the final whistle
soar towards the moon

low along the railroad tracks
globules of suspended mist
a spectral shimmer

in the moonlit night
pale light flittering through leaves
puppets on stiff white strings

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Response to Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

THE AROMA OF PINE

the aroma of pine
and the young morning’s fresh rain
reach my words

© Hamish “Managua” Gunn (Taken from “Shinrin Yoku, the art of forest bathing”)

the aroma of pine
such a delicate scent
lingers in the air

and the young morning’s fresh rain
droplet restores my soul
symbolizing hope

reach my words
to achieve peace
in a moment of despair

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Response to Carpe Diem #1676 Troiku Month (5) the aroma of pine

CHESTNUTS BY THE EAVES

people in the world
hardly notice these blossoms
chestnuts by the eaves

© Basho (Tr. Tim Chilcott)

people in the world
are still in existence
a natural evolution

hardly notice these blossoms
to the nearness of death
ashes to be removed from the earth

chestnuts by the eaves
like drifting snow
eventually fall

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Response to Carpe Diem #1674 Troiku Month (3) chestnuts by the eaves

UNEXPECTED GUESTS

gathering flowers
unexpected guests
come to dinner

© Jane Reichhold (taken from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

gathering flowers
sparkling jewels of the night
drenched with fresh dewdrops

unexpected guests
recount early memories –
days of yesteryear

come to dinner
listen to them –
the nightingales sing

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Response to Carpe Diem #1672 Troiku Month (1) unexpected guests