CROSSROADS

reaching for the sun
lotus flowers bloom from the mud
old pond changes

deep silence
even deeper as the nightingale starts to sing
beautiful life

© Chèvrefeuille (2017)

the song of nightingales
transcend spatial boundaries –
a world that no man can see

deep into midnight
these muddy flowers transform –
snowy confection

lotus flowers
along the edge of the pond –
sometimes touching

troiku
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #87 Crossroads …

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SUN’S REFLECTIONS

icicles hanging
at the gutter of the old mansion
sun’s reflections

fading into outer space
reverberations of sound

this cold winter night
laying naked under my quilt
feels like summer

caress of nimble fingers
for the pleasures of the flesh

snowdrops blooming
waving goodbye to Winter
nearly Spring

in the sequence of seasons
identified color schemes

Narcissus
in love with his reflection
vainglorious guy

admitting his own vanity
intelligent but naive youth

light of ember
mysterious shadows on the wall –
a cool summer night

the faintest stars are visible
indecisive grey area

messenger of heaven
circling high above my head –
re-thinking my life

suffered the consequences
because of selfish actions

renga with Chèvrefeuille
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #83 Renga With … sun’s reflection

CHERRY BLOSSOM

standing naked
in awe of the first cherry blossom
dancing in the garden

on winter’s edge
the first Cherry blossom blooms
rain falls softly

© Chèvrefeuille

from rainy grey skies
free-falling cherry blossoms
make refugees smile

from rainy grey skies
free-falling cherry blossoms
offer comfort touch

free-falling cherry blossoms
their delicate scent
lingers in the air

make refugees smile
pirouetting ballerinas
before dreamy eyes

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds
troiku

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #71 Crossroads Hineri … cherry blossom

THIS IS WAR

this is war

ancient warrior ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon

winter moon behind the mists
defiant samurais stand

blood is drawn for peace
clamorous colliding swords
bloodied leaves weigh down

in midst of bloodied battle
tempered swordsmen dueling

many have fallen
a violent death to all –
victorious ending?

spring blossoms bless the fallen
the casualties of war

renga 

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #41 Soliloquy no Renga ‘ancient warrior ghosts’