playing hide and seek
swimming fish in the koi pond
with falling petals
whispering geishas converse
eyeing hourglass from afar

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

exotic geishas
speaks with wisteria
breaking the silence

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1588 delight in company


all my years
floating in the river
a childish heart

settled in watery grave
my discarded childhood dreams

© Jane Reichhold (taken from our tribute e-book “All My Years”)

a flash of lightning:
the screech of a night-heron
flying in the darkness

lost in pandemonium
the sound of contentious waves

© Basho

the coolness
of the sound of water at night,
falling back into the well

as raindrops fall silently
living in solitude world

© Issa

autumn’s bright moon,
however far I walked, still afar off
in an unknown sky

directing from safe distance
pale moonlight leading me home

© Chiyo-Ni

pressing sushi;
after a while,
a feeling of loneliness

 swiping away foolish tears
in a moment of despair

© Buson

at the gate of a deserted house,
a cicada is crying in the rays
of the evening sun

disheartened countryman
embraces dawn’s fainting kiss

© Shiki

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #57 Renga With … six haiku poets