CHINESES LANTERN

Chinese lantern
the brightness within
a bee

dancing under bright twilight
buzzing factory worker

flowers by the door
nameless except for the color
of these blue days

straining listening to them
echoes of soft monotone

sheaves of grass
water that does not break
flows in ripples

not lost but merely transformed
tempestuous blue waters

late summer grasses
above their roots the seeds
nearly touching

the faintest touch of pale sun
seeds the earth with its beauty

barbed wire
the best berry bushes
double-thorned

suspended tasty treasures
often difficult to grasp

in foggy moonlight
blackberries float in cream
her nails are blue

poised on the tip of tongue
taste and deliciousness

Renga With Jane Reichhold
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Response to Carpe Diem #1735 Renga With Jane Reichhold — Chinese Lantern

WILD THINGS

[…] “There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.” […] (Rumi)

in winter’s sunlight
romance finally blossoms
greenery sprouts rise
blossoms pregnant with promise
as spring lurks around freely

tanka A
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memories of love
fall away like orchid buds
carried by the winds
accumulate and disperse
in unspoiled depths of oceans

tanka B
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Response to Carpe Diem #1729 Wildflower variety — Use That Quote