NEW BEGINNING

in deep prayer
eyes closed in devotion –
Lotus starts to bloom

in deep prayer
a gust of wind blows away
my stress

eyes closed in devotion
the flowing music
of the river

Lotus starts to bloom
my kind
of baptism

haiku
Copyright © 2020 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #111 Troiku … New Beginnings … Lotus starts to bloom

INDIAN SUMMER

after a warm day
a thin layer of fresh fallen snow
covers the garden

Indian Summer
inbetween seasons
roses bloom again

© Chèvrefeuille

summer grass
covered with autumn leaves
early winter rain

summer grass
amorous crickets sing
summer sonata

covered with autumn leaves
caught in the meadow
the cool summer breeze

early winter rain
mark the hours of sorrow
here on Earth

troiku
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #100 Crossroads … Indian Summer

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
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

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
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #99 crossroads of summer

DAISIES

around the mansion
daisies standing strong together
after the storm

© Chèvrefeuille (2012)

around the mansion
assembled constellations
brings me home again

daisies standing strong together
puppets on stiff green strings
revolt from its puppeteer

after the storm
quietness and peace
finally found

troiku
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem #1719 Daisies … Troiku Challenge

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

troiku
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

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

ENJOYMENT

bathed in sun colors
every blossom on the tree
becomes shining stars

bathed in sun colors
fantastical creatures
under white blossoms

every blossom on the tree
punctuates darkness
the white shines brightly

becoming shining stars
blooming cherry trees
twinkling beyond the dawn

troiku
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem #1705 enjoyment … a modern summer kigo

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HEAT WAVE

after the summer heat
raindrops kissing my naked body
Ah! that coolness

Chèvrefeuille

after the summer heat
secret lovers
float side by side in sleep

raindrops kissing my naked body
I sleep alone in my bed of tears
whispering love poems to myself

Ah! that coolness
omen of an impending storm
the world goes strangely calm

troiku
Copyright © 2019 by Madasahatter572

Response to Carpe Diem #1702 heat wave troiku

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