newly arrived
drops of plum blossom –
snowflakes in grass

Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1652 Cherry Petals (modern kigo)



early morning rain
the dry sound inside the cabin
of oatmeal cooking

sweet and succulent this bowl
potent source of nourishment

flood waters crest
someone by the river puts water
in a coffee pot

during metamorphosis
ice morphs to liquid twilight

breakfast coffee
the excitement of an ocean
in my cup

in safe drinking water
colors of a rainbow

pale spring sunshine
spread over breakfast toast
quince jelly

golden-wedded couple
smiling at each other

beating egg yolks
two yellow butterflies
twist in the fog

excessive entanglement
the finest gossamer wings

threads of smoke
breakfast fires of neighbors
tied together

surprised, gracious welcoming
easy camaraderie

renga with Jane Reichhold
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Response to Carpe Diem #1650 Breakfast (modern kigo)


dawn’s faint hour
squeezes in heart-run veins
light in every limb

arriving breathlessly
tomorrow’s promises

morning light
the sound of waves
on your sleeping face

there is a hopefulness
among the darkest hours

light comes and goes
as ocean

during the darkest hours
there’s increased restlessness

a range of light
morning colors flow
out of the high Sierras

yesterday’s firey remnants
cacophony of colors

light touching
where only rain goes

feinted of direction
the dim light of the stars

without lights
the brightness of a blue sky
full of stars

in the absence of reason
blackness of anger and rage

Renga With Jane
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1640 Light (modern kigo)