THE SNOW OF YESTERDAY

the snow of yesterday
that fell like cherry blossoms
is water once again

© Gozan (1789)

the snow of yesterday
an involuntary metamorphosis
in spring coldness

that fell like cherry blossoms
just a hint of pink
dot the carpet of grass

is water once again
seeds the earth with its beauty
endlessly flowing

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Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1691 Troiku Month (20) The Snow Of Yesterday

WITH THE MOON

with the moon
night too disappears
into the ocean

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

with the moon
in the twilight –
light and shadow

night too disappears
merely transformed –
light and shadow

into the ocean
the sea waves will swallow them –
light and shadow

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Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1691 Troiku Month (20) With The Moon

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ANCIENT CYPRESS

ancient cypress
leaning over the light
at sunrise

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

ancient cypress
indistinguishable
from the statuesque buddha planted at your trunk

leaning over the light
two long strands entwined like vines –
secret lovers merging together

at sunrise
each time I awake –
a new day has come

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Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1689 Troiku Month (18) Ancient Cypress

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

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Copyright © Dorna Hainds

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

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NIGHTINGALE

to listen,
fine not to listen, fine too…
nightingale

© Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

to listen,
moments of deep stillness
cherry petals falling

fine not to listen, fine too…
cherry blossom rain
petals falling from their tree

nightingale
and singing frogs –
a score of dulcet tones

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Response to Carpe Diem #1686 Troiku Month (15) Nightingale

Labels: Basho, Carpe Diem Troiku Month June 2019, Chiyo-ni, creative way of haiku writing, haiku, troiku

PINK SAKURA BLUSH

pink sakura blush
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze

© Kim R. Russell (2017)

pink sakura blush
in a mist of floating clouds –
pink fireworks in sky

spring’s kimono falls to earth
so silky and soft
like a handful of blossoms

silk snatched by a breeze
create a dancing pink puppet
making children laugh

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Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1685 Troiku Month (14) pink sakura blush