AT THE CROSSROADS

cricket silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins

© Jane Reichhold

autumn night –
summer birds have fled
leave in silence

autumn night –
birds chirping faintly
in the distance

summer birds have fled
happily following
the setting sun

leave in silence
vanish in thin air
without a trace

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Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1777 Classical and non-classical in symbiosis …

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DEPTH OF A FLOWER

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

summer swarm
clouded in mystery
drifts from flower to flower

summer swarm
voyagers in golden field
darting to and fro

clouded in mystery
gold(en) buzzing caravan
in a green field

drifts from flower to flower
summer collective
singing so sweetly

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #97 depth of a flower (CD Crossroads)

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SHADOW(S)

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

© Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958)

such a hot day
denizens of shadows
below the tree

such a hot day
cherry blossoms falling
in lieu of sweat

denizens of shadows
lovers frolic
dreamy noon tryst

below the tree
ravenous fiends
pluck dehydrated worms

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Response to Carpe Diem #1709 shadow (Crossroads-Troiku)

SUMMER SOLSTICE

this short night –
from a shallow well I scoop
a persimmon flower

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

solstice splits
between the peach halves
a red stone sun

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

within a short time
the touch of pale sun
around the sunflowers

within a short time
sprawling wildflowers
raise their heads

the touch of pale sun
pulsating with life
still invigorates

around the sunflowers
infinitesimal cosmic debris
stars twinkling in the sky

***
within a short time
sprawling wildflowers
raise their heads

within a short time
in the early dawn
a myriad of faint galaxies

sprawling wildflowers
sighing till daylight
taking their last breaths

raise their heads
dispersing morning dewdrops
drops of color pooling where they stand

***
the touch of pale sun
momentarily invigorates
the wildflowers

the touch of pale sun
lost in the dusk
golden butterfly

momentarily invigorates
twittering twilight early bird
entire summery world

the wildflowers
clumsily knocking into each other
all the time

***
around the sunflowers
the dim light of the stars
butterflies in the meadow

around the sunflowers
scattered fragrant leaves
a sea of fallen stars

infinitesimal cosmic debris
lolling in the breeze
shifts between land and sea

stars twinkling in the sky
billions of years passed
the air still filled with the perfume of promise

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #90 Crossroads … Summer Solstice (Troiku Hineri)

SEA CLIFFS

coming to sea cliffs
the off-shore breeze raises
a flower fragrance

curving with the land
a rainbow of clouds
moves out to sea

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”, a Modern Saijiki)

in the space
appears frivolous
a rainbow of hope

between sky and sea
in a mist of floating clouds
white blossoms

a hint of color(s)
float through skies above –
a painter’s palette

troiku/fusion-ku
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #88 Crossroads … Sea Cliffs

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

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #87 Crossroads …

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

a new year
rising from wild seas
a few stars

filling
the glass with candlelight
champagne

© Jane Reichhold

a few stars
spread out before us –
time to make a wish

a few stars
twinkling in the wintry air
in the breath of a new dawn

spread out before us –
a splash of color
rent darkness asunder

time to make a wish
withered hands catching
sparkling winter stars

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #65 Crossroads … Troiku … New Year’s Eve

THE FIRST WAVE

Waving the pampass grass,
At the Shinjuku station,
I said goodbye.

© Yamaguchi Seison(1892-1988)

The migratory birds
Make the wind blowing down to Asaka
From mountains frequently.

© Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937)

the first wave 

above the mountains
the migratory birds
chattering in a foreign language

above the mountains
sirens in the night
heard at the railway station

the migratory birds
haven’t seen the blue sky
in the valley of smoke

chattering in a foreign language
lovebirds whispering love talk
through earthy autumn hues

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Response Carpe Diem #1553 waving the pampas grass (crossroads)

REVISE THAT HAIKU…HINERI

koborete wa tada no mizunari beni no tsuyu

the dew of the rouge flower,
when it is spilled
is simply water

© Chiyo-Ni

hasu no ha ni kono yo no tsuyu wa magarikeri

on the lotus leaf,
the dew of this world
is distorted

© Issa

REVISE THAT HAIKU…HINERI

morning dewdrops
falling and falling
creating distortion

morning dewdrops
drift towards the floor
sticking to my feet

falling and falling
soft petals in the wind
spread their scent across the land(s)

creating distortion
at the river
rain-soaked blossom

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Response to Carpe Diem #1551 Dew Of The World (Revise That Haiku … Hineri)