BARE BRANCHES

bare branches
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet

© Yozakura

from branches that touch the sky
the happy sparrows take flight

with the rising sun
the air holds promise of snow –
frost a white coating

a new flock of sparrows arises
settling on the tall branches

happy sparrows sing
becoming part of the trees
breaking the silence

autumn leaves come crashing down
awakening to birdsongs

Soliloquy
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Response to Carpe Diem #1790 & #1791 (double episode)

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

FIRST FROST

first frost
when mums start to feel chilly
I get a cotton waist warmer

in the breath of a new dawn
white snowflakes dot my fingers

moon and flowers
the stupidity pricked by a needle
entering the colder season

in the darkness of despair
seek fresh sprouts of greenery

crane and feathers
in a black robe
clouds of flowers

dense monosyllabic shrieks
punctuate cumulus clouds

a traveler’s heart
it also should look like
chinquapin flowers

soaring into the blue sky
promising crisp golden leaves

slowly spring
is making an appearance
moon and plum

gazing the infinite stars
green flowery audience

moon past full
the beginning of a little more
darkness

shivering in dark shadows
young buds pregnant with promise

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds
tan renga

(C) Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold. Extracted from “Basho, The Complete Haiku”.

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #73 Renga With Basho …