ancient offerings
on the ancestors’ altar
frozen in time

Copyright © Dorna Hainds

waving long grass
all that remains of ancient warriors
trace of dreams

© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105 Turn Back Time … a special feature for our 7th birthday


pink little darling
stains with many colors
the glass polisher’s hand


before the glass polisher –
pink little darling
unfurls with many colors

Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #104 Photo-shopping Haiku “Camellia” (Yosa Buson)

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flood waters
stars too will go to sleep
on top of a rock

rivulets always in motion
silver river streams into sea

still summer
the harvest moon too hot
to enjoy the coolness

under cherry blossom shade
the butterflies are dreaming

morning glories
in the daytime a lock lowered
on the gate

a veil of shimmering white
conceals another new world

chrysanthemum flowers
bloom at the stonemason’s
between stones

colorful leaves of promise
linger with springlike newness

the bitterness of pickles
in the talk

tongue-tied fools are wasting time
riddled with anxieties

plum blossom scent
since ancient times the word
has been sorrowful

though they have taken their time
the plum tree always blossoms

© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

Renga With Basho
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #102 Renga With Basho … ancient times


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

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


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
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #99 crossroads of summer

NZ Hibiscus