NEW BEGINNING

in deep prayer
eyes closed in devotion –
Lotus starts to bloom

in deep prayer
a gust of wind blows away
my stress

eyes closed in devotion
the flowing music
of the river

Lotus starts to bloom
my kind
of baptism

haiku
Copyright © 2020 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #111 Troiku … New Beginnings … Lotus starts to bloom

ANCESTORS

ancient offerings
on the ancestors’ altar
frozen in time

haiku
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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

ANCIENT TIMES

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

warriors
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

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

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

STARRY NIGHTS

galaxies of dust
illuminate the darkness
whitish-gray ashes
discarded white pearls in snow
fragments of life found
a source of constant beauty
these summer dancers
fallen dried cherry blossoms

white cherry blossoms
bursting with dazzling color
to nearness of death
the way the stars at night shine
floats into my opened hands

choka
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #98 Choka … the long Japanese poem

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